Religious Policy Links
A number of different religious groups agree that foreign assistance reform is needed. Check out the Religious Statement on Foreign Assistance Reform.
The American Baptist Church has a number of policy statements, including one on hunger.
The Christian Reformed Church fights hunger through its World Relief Committee and encourages its members to be advocates for peace.
The Community of Christ World Hunger Ministries supports a program of ministries to hungry persons throughout the world.
The Episcopal Church, USA outlines the Church's position on and activities relating to public policy advocacy.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's World Hunger Program addresses chronic hunger and poverty around the world and in the United States. The ELCA has the following resources:
- Division for Church in Society website
- Domestic Hunger Poverty and Substandard Housing
- A Social Statement on Economic Life: Sufficient, Sustainable Livelihood for All
The Holy Name Province Office for Justice, Peace, & Integrity of Creation has various statements on social justice issues, including some looking at hunger and poverty.
The Institute for Public Affairs is the public policy arm of the nation's largest representative Orthodox Jewish organization.
The Jewish Reconstrucionist Federation's Tikkun Olam section of their website includes policy positions, charitable programs, and events.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) have the following resources:
- Faithful Citizenship: A Catholic Call to Political Responsibility
- Catholic Campaign Against Global Poverty
- A Place at the Table: A Catholic Recommitment to Overcome Poverty and to Respect the Dignity of All God's Children
- In All Things Charity: A Pastoral Challenge for the New Millennium
The Presbyterian Hunger Program addresses hunger and its underlying causes, such as poverty through direct service, support for community economic development, education of fellow Presbyterians about the issues and related lifestyle connections, and by advocating for public policies that promote just social and economic systems.
The Reformed Church World Service program, aims to fulfill the biblical mandate to feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, care for the sick, and visit the imprisoned.
Reform Judaism's Religious Action Center (RAC) website includes legislative summaries and the position of the Reform Jewish Movement regarding hunger. The RAC pursues social justice and religious liberty by mobilizing the American Jewish community and serving as its advocate in the nation's capital
The United Church of Christ offers several resources on hunger-related issues.
The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism publishes Social Action/Public Policy positions on its website.