Faith-Based Groups Urge G8 to Fight Global Poverty

g8-ireland-400x255As 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.

Watch our story on Irish reconciliation.