On the heels of Pope Francis’ newest book, The Works of Mercy, the Center for World Catholicism & Intercultural Theology is hosting this second lecture in its new series on the “Corporal Works of Mercy.”*
Global food policies are part of the problem as are long-standing internal challenges within many countries. But there are solutions, if governments made fighting hunger a priority—which many don’t.
About the Corporal Works of Mercy
The 7 corporal works of mercy are found in the teachings of Jesus; they give us a model for how we should treat all others, as if they were Christ in disguise. They respond to the basic physical (corporal) needs of humanity as we journey together through this life:
– Feed the hungry.
– Give drink to the thirsty.
– Shelter the homeless (welcome the stranger).
– Clothe the naked.
– Visit the sick & imprisoned.
– Bury the dead.
– Give alms to the poor.