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Compassion Sunday


  • Every two minutes, a child dies of malaria, a preventable and treatable disease.

  • Worldwide, an estimated 59 million primary-school-age children are not attending school.

  • About 9% of the world’s population lives on less than $1.90 per day, making those people extremely vulnerable to natural disasters, food shortages or instability of any kind.

  • Around 45% of deaths of children under 5 are linked to undernutrition.

  • Approximately 385 million children — that’s 19.5% of the world’s children — live in extreme poverty.

  • Each day, 7,000 newborns die — most of them in developing countries.

  • An estimated 821 million people worldwide are undernourished.

  • There are 2.1 billion people globally who don’t have safe water at home.

  • The United Nations predicts that the COVID-19 crisis will reverse decades of progress made in the fight against poverty.

  • The United Nations World Food Programme predicts that an additional 130 million people could face food insecurity due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Bible Verses

Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. — Psalm 82:3 NIV

And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. — Isaiah 58:10 NIV

“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” -Matthew 25:40 NIV

And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. — Hebrews 13:16 NIV

Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. — Isaiah 1:17 NIV

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” — Luke 18:16 NIV

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. — James 1:27 NIV

May he defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; may he crush the oppressor. — Psalm 72:4 NIV

Have I not wept for those in trouble? Has not my soul grieved for the poor? — Job 30:25 NIV

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. — Proverbs 31:8 NIV

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