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90 Hunger and Nutrition Organizations Urge Congress to Protect Nutrition Programs in the Upcoming Farm Bill

Over 90 national and regional hunger relief, public health, faith-based and other advocacy organizations sent a letter to Congress today urging the Senate and House Agriculture Committees to strengthen and protect nutrition programs in the 2012 Farm Bill. The letter is being sent as the Senate Agriculture Committee is expected to begin marking up a Farm Bill after the congressional Easter recess.

Yahoo! News on April 9, 2012

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Evangelical activism takes different shapes at Q Conference

Gabe Lyons thinks Christian culture warriors are on the wrong path. His sixth annual Q Conference, which opens Tuesday in Washington, D.C., is an attempt to do things differently. With 700 participants gathered in a stately downtown auditorium, Lyons will play host to a distinct kind of Christian conference, one that seeks a respectful, constructive conversation on a host of issues confronting the nation.

USA Today on April 9, 2012

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The poor among you

They gather at dawn at day-labor centers or designated parking lots where contractors hire workers. Some stop on their way to pick up a cheap breakfast taco at a convenience store, buying their meal from an employee earning minimum wage. At the store, they wait in line with members of a crew purchasing gas for the mowers and trimmers they will use to cut the grass of other people's lawns.

The Baptist Standard on March 30, 2012

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Bread for the World Applauds New Food Aid Bill

The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights today passed HR 4141, the Donald M. Payne International Food Assistance Improvement Act of 2012. As it moves to the full committee, Bread for the World urges the entire House Foreign Affairs committee to pass the bill as soon as possible.

Houston Style Magazine on March 29, 2012

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Report: Women Farmers Denied Equal Rights

A humanitarian group says if women farmers had the same rights as men much more could be done to reduce world hunger. Bread for the World says equal access to agricultural resources would help ensure food security and boost economic growth.

Voice of America on March 23, 2012

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House Budget Proposal Threatens Programs for Hungry and Poor People

Bread for the World is deeply disappointed that the fiscal year 2013 budget proposal released today by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), chairman of the House Budget Committee, makes deep cuts to programs for hungry and poor people at home and around the world.

 

The Sacramento Bee on March 20, 2012

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Rick Steves' Road Trip: Des Moines Honors Food

After driving through rural Iowa -- the humble, hardscrabble towns, the golden hills and the quiet farms -- coming into Des Moines is like entering the Manhattan of corn country. It feels busy and cosmopolitan, like a completely different world.

The Huffington Post on March 19, 2012

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Bread for the World Urges Congress to Safeguard Nutrition Programs in the 2012 Farm Bill

As the Senate concludes its last farm bill hearing today, Bread for the World is asking members of the Senate Agriculture Committee to protect critical nutrition programs that meet the needs of millions of struggling American families.

The Sacramento Bee on March 14, 2012

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Advocates gear up to protect poor

A year ago as a national debate raged over federal deficits and budgets, 50 lay and ordained leaders from a wide representation of Christian traditions threw up a “Circle of Protection” around government programs that they said “meet the essential needs of hungry and poor people at home and abroad.”

National Catholic Reporter on March 14, 2012

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UMCOR joins child nutrition partnership

Four years ago, a British medical journal presented concrete proof that nations that don’t invest in proper nutrition for pregnant and lactating women and their infants will suffer economically as a result. 

UM Portal on March 12, 2012

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1,000 Days: Improving Nutrition for Rural Women

Last Friday at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York, Bread for the World and the Presbyterian Office at the United Nations co-sponsored a side event called 1,000 Days: Improving Nutrition for Rural Women. Other co-sponsors included the Women’s Missionary Society of the AME Church, Franciscans International, the 1,000 Days Partnership, Save the Children, and Family Care International. The effort was coordinated by staff at The Hunger Project. A standing room only crowd of over 100 came out to hear about the importance of maternal and child nutrition in the 1,000 day period between pregnancy and a child’s second birthday.

Ecumenical Women at the United Nations on March 9, 2012

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Congress should strengthen US role as world leader in providing food aid to famine victims

Last month, news reports indicated that the food crisis in West Africa’s Sahel region was worsening — at about the same time the United Nations declared the famine over in the Horn of Africa.

The Hill on March 7, 2012

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Africa: Bread for the World Mourns Death of Hunger Champion Rep. Donald Payne

Bread for the World sends prayers and condolences to the family and constituents of Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ). He died today of complications from colon cancer.

All Africa on March 6, 2012

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Global Crisis Wrap-up (Global Crisis Series)

There are many causes that could create a global crisis, from food shortages to financial shortfalls to the effects of global warming and climate change. But the biggest concern is what effect a crisis could have on humanity. When a crisis occurs, it is usually followed by some type of suffering that is endured by humanity. Some of the types of suffering include starvation, dehydration, illness, disease, dislocation, migration, and even death.

Source: Planetsave (http://s.tt/16jTF)

There are many causes that could create a global crisis, from food shortages to financial shortfalls to the effects of global warming and climate change. But the biggest concern is what effect a crisis could have on humanity. When a crisis occurs, it is usually followed by some type of suffering that is endured by humanity. Some of the types of suffering include starvation, dehydration, illness, disease, dislocation, migration, and even death.

Planet Save on March 3, 2012

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Catalyzing U.S. Leadership on Hunger

U.S. funding for global food security is under threat even though starvation continues to kill thousands of people every day.

Foreign Service Journal on March 1, 2012

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Eastern Partners with Bread for the World to Create Online Foreign Assistance Program

Bread for the World announces a new partnership with Eastern University and Asbury Theological Seminary of Wilmore, KY to produce an online curriculum for evangelical Christian seminaries and colleges on global poverty and foreign assistance. The coursework and its diverse resources will examine the connection between Christian advocacy and U.S. foreign assistance.

Eastern University on February 27, 2012

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African-American Women and Children Suffer Most From Hunger and Poverty

Bread for the World today released its annual analysis of hunger and poverty in the African-American community, particularly among women and children. The analysis also looks at the impact of hunger on the U.S. economy in terms of lost productivity, reduced educational outcomes, and increased healthcare costs.

Style Magazine on February 17, 2012

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Bread for the World Applauds Extension of Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Bread for the World is pleased that Congress passed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, which extends unemployment insurance benefits and the payroll tax cut through the end of 2012. Without the extension, nearly 4.5 million unemployed workers would have lost benefits before the end of the year.

Yahoo! News on February 17, 2012

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Finding our Political Will to End Hunger

In recent weeks, President Barack Obama, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich all talked about poverty--which was very unusual, as political leaders of both parties generally avoid talking about poor people.

Huffington Post - Religion on February 15, 2012

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President Obama's Budget Outlines Continued Commitment to Hunger

Bread for the World is pleased that President Obama's fiscal year 2013 budget proposal presents a fairly balanced approach to deficit reduction. The budget also protects important programs for hungry and poor people, creates jobs, and promotes economic mobility.

Digital Journal on February 13, 2012

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