Bread in the News
Por Andrew WAINER
El actual debate migratorio está tan polarizado que casi todos los analistas y legisladores reconocen que una reforma inmigratoria integral es poco menos que imposible durante los próximos dos años.
El Quetzalteco on March 3, 2011
In a credit to both Republicans and Democrats, Congress just passed a measure that will avoid a government shutdown for at least the next two weeks. This means that there is still time to protect the poor and most vulnerable during the budget debate.
The Huffington Post on March 3, 2011
The violence within Libya is creating a massive humanitarian crisis. Observers are warning that as many as three million people could seek refuge from the fighting. The UN is calling on governments to airlift people out of the border areas to prevent an overpopulation of human misery.
Poverty News Blog on March 3, 2011
As an economist, I believe we should make decisions based on facts and data.
As a minister, I believe that our national budget is a moral document that reveals, starkly and undeniably, our nation's priorities.
What I've learned in both roles tells me that we cannot fix our federal budget problems by cutting programs for our nation's most vulnerable people and for some of the poorest people in the world--and we shouldn't try to.
The Washington Post on March 1, 2011
Proposed budget cuts for domestic spending and international aid.
The Huffington Post on February 10, 2011
With Egypt leading the news and congressional budget discussions coming to a head, there is an energetic debate now about U.S. foreign assistance.
Politico on February 10, 2011
Mark Pattison's CNS Interview with David
Catholic Sentinel on February 8, 2011
Bread's response to the State of the Union
The Underground on February 6, 2011
Posting About David's speaking engagement at the Chicago Club.
WBEZ on February 5, 2011
During 2010, Bread for the World Midcoast Maine won several victories in the U.S. Congress.
The Times Record on January 24, 2011
This is the VOA Special English Agriculture Report.
Sub-Saharan Africa has the world's highest hunger rate. The United Nations says thirty percent of the people were undernourished last year. But a new report says African farmers also have ideas that could help the world fight hunger and poverty.
VoANews.com on January 24, 2011
Soup kitchens are fine, good legislation is even better: Lutherans are heavily invested in Bread for the World
For many Americans, it seems incredible that the wealthiest nation in the world still has millions of hungry people in its midst. Why does the problem persist, and what can Lutherans do to help alleviate it?
Metro Lutheran on January 24, 2011
Bread for the World, a Christian organization dedicated to ending world hunger, is calling on Congress to reform U.S. foreign assistance to developing countries, including Haiti and Liberia.
The AFRO on January 22, 2011
Citing the hard work of poor people themselves as one of the principal factors in improving their lives, the Rev. David Beckmann says Bread for the World's current letter-writing campaign will help put the impoverished into motion toward a brighter future.
United Church News on January 19, 2011
H-E-B President, Scott McClelland teams up with grocery store rivals Kroger and Randalls to help with the Houston Food Drive. In today’s sliding economy, many families are in a frenzy trying to make ends meet. One of those struggling individuals is Robert Thames who states, “It’s embarrassing to have to ask for help.”
Houston Christianity Examiner on January 13, 2011
Faith-based aid groups in Africa have a long and mostly admirable history of working to alleviate hunger. Too often, however, faith groups have focused their relief solely on food aid and have stopped short of addressing hunger’s underlying causes. While doling out sacks of Nebraska wheat during famines or giving farmers yearly gifts of petro-fertilizers and “miracle” seeds may alleviate hunger in the short term, such “aid” merely perpetuates a downward cycle and does nothing to improve the long-term resiliency of the land.
The Morung Express on December 29, 2010
Several non-governmental organizations praised the State Department's first- ever Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), which was released on Wednesday, while others pointed out what they see as the shortcomings of the document and worried about whether it could ever be implemented.
Foreign Policy on December 16, 2010
As president of Bread for the World, David Beckmann realized early on that he couldn’t advocate on behalf of world hunger on his own. Frustrated by the chronic political inaction that constrained progress, he decided to take matters into his own hands, forming a grassroots organization he has called “an organized ‘give a damn.’”
The Good Men Project Magazine on December 16, 2010
The ongoing recession has hit families hard and from many sides. From losing work hours or losing jobs, to the end of unemployment insurance payments, evictions and foreclosures, families are struggling to stay afloat. Throw in the rising costs of food, energy and medical services and people not traditionally thought to be dealing with poverty are now trying to find ways to weather this storm, which at ground level, is not projected to end before the fall of 2012.
Afro on December 8, 2010
Even as families have gathered for the annual Thanksgiving feast this week, many continue to go without this holiday season.
One man trying to do something about hunger here and abroad got special recognition this week. We turn again to Ray Suarez for the story.
PBS NEWS HOUR on November 26, 2010