Wednesday, November 18, 2009

... and deliver us from hypocrisy

World leaders convened at the FAO Headquarters for the World Summit on Food Security today unanimously adopted a declaration pledging renewed commitment to eradicate hunger from the face of the earth sustainably and at the earliest date.
The article ends:
Addressing FAO's Member States in all their official languages, the Pope concluded: "God bless your efforts to ensure that all people are given their daily bread."
Addressing the Pope, I conclude:
Cha líonann beannacht bolg.

A blessing does not fill a belly.

1 comment:

  1. The summit was a failure. The leaders of the G20 richest nations were not there. Only representatives. It just shows that the security of food programs (which could prevent hunger) is not the priority on any agenda. My Prime Minister was in India, talking about investments, and trade. I wonder if the thought of a child dying of hunger every 6 seconds influenced his policies.

    In fairness, I should say that his representative made a very strong point about countries being faithful to their promises to sustain the programs they agree to.