Sister Sharon Eubank, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, speaks during the women’s session of the 190th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020.

FILE – Sister Sharon Eubank, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, speaks during the women’s session of the 190th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Government leaders can tap the strengths of religions and their charities to make them even more effective at helping communities prepare and respond to disasters, the president of Latter-day Saint Charities told the G20 Interfaith Forum on Saturday morning.

“Faith is as essential as food,” Sister Sharon Eubank told an international audience of government and religious leaders in a summit originating from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The size of the problems facing both governments and faith-based organizations is immense. The latest U.N. data shows 265 million people face acute food insecurity, almost double the need in 2019, she said.

“Without being too alarmist, if we do not address this crisis in a coordinated manner, it is projected to grow to be among the worst famines in human history,” said Sister Eubank, who also serves as first counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, headquartered in Salt Lake …read more


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