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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Loaves and Fishes in Cerdanyola
Over the next weeks and months, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will be sharing reflections from our CBF field personnel serving around the world. These are stories of impact and outreach, Gospel-sharing and relationship building, long-term presence and abundant love. The following is a reflection from CBF field personnel Matt Norman, who serves in Barcelona, Spain, … Continue reading
Together For Hope Launches Campaign to Combat Hunger in Mississippi
By Caleb Mynatt After two-and-a-half years of combatting food-related issues in the state of Mississippi, Together for Hope is taking their fight against hunger on the streets and to the Mississippi State Capitol. Together for Hope, in partnership with the American Heart Association and the Therizo Foundation, are launching the Grow the Good campaign, a … Continue reading
Who am I that I should go?
The following post is from Lesley-Ann Hix, a student at McAfee School of Theology and participant at CBF’s most recent event, Advocacy in Action. This blog is a part of a series of experience blogs from the event. There are beloved people in my life who live in the pains of marginalization every day, and … Continue reading
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
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