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Vatican: Money isn't enough to end hunger and poverty. It takes everyone's commitment


Beginning at the Vatican on Thursday, dozens of development experts and representatives from various religions, will exchange best practices on how to raise awareness of the importance of development objectives.

These best practices will be on how to end hunger, eradicate poverty and ensure the education of children. Money or public government commitment is not enough; it will take the help of each person. Religions can also leave an impact, because eight out of 10 people practice one.

CARD. PETER TURKSON
Prefect, Dicastery Integral Human Development
“Economic means is not enough. You need to motivate people, you need to help people's commitment, people's sense of ethics, ethical and moral commitment to this.”

SR. SHEILA KINSEY
International Union of Superior Generals
“The conference brings together representatives of the Abrahamic religions, as well as Hindu, Taoist and Indigenous perspectives. It encourages us to look for ways to broaden our concerns and seek areas for interconnection.”

The main organizer is the Dicastery for Integral Human Development, which hopes to launch a Road Map after the conference so that these objectives become a reality in the year 2030.

The goal is to create bridges between cultures and religions. The meeting includes a cultural event with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, the Davka Project from Israel and Japanese artist Hiroko Sato.