As leaders of the Group of Eight industrialized nations prepare to meet in Northern Ireland next week, faith-based organizations urged them to consider how their policies affect the poor. At a Washington briefing, aid group leaders highlighted concerns including the humanitarian crisis in Syria, food security, and ongoing economic corruption in many regions.
Samuel Worthington (InterAction): We cannot live in a moral way knowing that one billion people on this earth live in abject poverty.
The G8 leaders will be meeting at a Northern Ireland resort near the town of Enniskillen. That area symbolizes the long history of violence between the Protestants of Northern Ireland and the Catholics of the Irish Republic.