“Have you Eaten?”: Reflections on the “Bread for the World” Advocacy Summit
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“Have you Eaten?”: Reflections on the “Bread for the World” Advocacy Summit

By David Deulofeu-Antunez When we think of poverty and hunger, what images come to mind? For many years, this question evoked images of absolute poverty and starvation. It reminded me of images of global south countries, like Haïti after the 2010 earthquake, or of my own native Cuba during the period especial, a euphemism the … Continue reading

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Bread for the World releases annual hunger report

According to the new report, Hunger 2010: A Just and Sustainable Recovery, more than 1.02 billion people are hungry every day – an increase of more than 100 million from a year ago. In the United States, the number of people who struggle to put food on the table has surged to 49.1 million. “It’s deeply disturbing that nearly one in four children live on the brink of hunger in this country,” said Rev. Beckmann. “It’s a scandal for us as the richest country in the world and an affront to a just and loving God.” Continue reading

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How To Be a Sheep

You’ve seen it at your local grocery store.  Putting milk in your cereal is weighing a little more heavily on your pocketbook these days, and eggs for your morning omelete are beginning to feel like luxury items.  So it makes you wonder – if I am noticing these subtle but significant food price increases, how are they affecting … Continue reading

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Must We Be Silent?

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.  Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.         Proverbs 31:8-9 “People of faith feed hungry people every day through church food pantries, programs for people experiencing homelessness and meal deliveries to the elderly.  The … Continue reading