This foundational document was originally adopted at the May 1987 ELCA Constituting Convention. It gives historical background about the creation of the ELCA World Hunger Program. Please note that the "ELCA World Hunger Program" is the same entity as "ELCA World Hunger." Throughout this Web site, you will encounter "ELCA World Hunger" most frequently. ELCA World Hunger "Appeal" refers to the fund-raising arm of ELCA World Hunger and generally is used concerning donations.
The document has three sections: 1) The original constitutional language that mandated the creation of the ELCA World Hunger Program, 2) "Guidelines for ELCA Hunger Program Activities," which expands upon the original five objectives (in the first section), and 3) "Principles and Assumptions" that give further considerations for the ELCA's work with people who are hungry.
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