In honour of their contribution to tackling global hunger in 2020 in the midst of continued conflict, famine and the Covid-19 pandemic the World Food Programme has been honoured with the Nobel Peace Prize.
In his acceptance speech last month at their headquarters in Rome, World Food Programme Executive Director and a committed Christian David Beasley shared his inspiration from the teachings of Jesus to love your neighbour.
“Dr King, Nobel Laureate in 1964 said, ‘Love is the most durable power in the world.’
“Like Dr. King, from a very young age, I learned this teaching from Jesus of Nazareth, as he taught from the Torah: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” I have come to understand that a better translation of what Jesus actually said is: ‘Love your neighbor as your equal.’ Think for a moment what that really means.
“Imagine every woman, man, girl and boy we share this planet with is our equal and if we would just love them as such.”
In an interview with the Global News Alliance Beasley says this award has helped to put a spotlight on the continuing challenges we face in 2021 to respond to the growing worldwide issue of starvation.
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SOURCE: Assist News Service, Peter Wooding