Church tak­ing part in global poverty walk

Hawaii Tribune Herald - - RELIGION -

Igle­sia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) in Keaau is par­tic­i­pat­ing in a global walkathon Satur­day to fight poverty and beat its own Guin­ness World Records feat.

The World­wide Walk to Fight Poverty will be­gin at noon at Hilo Bayfront Park. It will take place si­mul­ta­ne­ously with more than 350 con­gre­ga­tions of Igle­sia Ni Cristo in 44 coun­tries around the globe.

The Philip­pine Chris­tian sect led a sim­i­lar walk in 2014 to raise aware­ness for vic­tims of the super ty­phoon Yolanda. Nearly 520,000 peo­ple from 16 coun­tries glob­ally par­tic­i­pated in that event, achiev­ing the Guin­ness record for the largest char­ity walk in 24 hours in mul­ti­ple venues.

Res­i­dent min­is­ter Sean Adam said hun­dreds of East Hawaii res­i­dents are ex­pected to par­tic­i­pate.

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