Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has urged campaigners to keep up the pressure on world leaders to tackle global hunger. In a video address to a rally in Hyde Park organised by the If campaign, the Archbishop said there was an opportunity to "end hunger in our lifetimes":
We've come to celebrate the opportunity we have to end hunger in our lifetimes.
The only way that's going to happen is by mass movements of people, like yourselves, getting together.
In a separate message to a service in Methodist Central Hall in Westminster, the Archbishop said:
In many parts of the world, the churches are the most effective networks, through which generosity from other people can be used most effectively and without actually displacing or diminishing the work of the people on the ground locally - local people developing their own countries.
My prayer would be that in this country and across the world, that we are deeply committed to enabling people to be self-sustaining, so that global hunger can be ended in our lifetimes.
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