Hunger Justice Leaders 2012: From the Pulpit to the Public Square
“Speak out for those who cannot speak … defend the rights of the poor and needy.” – Proverbs 31:8-9
Bread for the World will give 75 young faith leaders leaders an opportunity to participate in four exciting days of anti-hunger advocacy training, June 9-12, 2012, in Washington, DC.
Participants will explore the biblical foundations of anti-hunger advocacy, gain skills in advocacy and community organizing, connect with like-minded ministers from across the United States, speak out on Capitol Hill, and lead advocacy efforts back home.
The workshop will culminate in Bread for the World's Lobby Day 2012, where attendees will join other Bread activists to lobby their members of Congress on behalf of hungry and poor people. Bread will cover all meeting, housing, and meal costs. Participants will be responsible for travel costs to and from Washington, DC, but a limited number of travel assistance scholarships are available.
Those chosen to participate will be expected to partner with Bread for the World in anti-hunger advocacy in their local settings over the coming year. Bread’s regional organizers will provide ongoing guidance and support.
The registration deadline is March 30.
This is the third in a series of biennial Hunger Justice Leaders trainings that began in 2008.