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Op-Ed: Millions Still Wonder When Their Next Meal Will Be

Bread for the World's LaVida Davis on the ongoing struggle to feed America's neediest.

Take Part on March 14, 2013

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Op-Ed: Sequestration Pushes People Away From the Table

How D.C.’s ongoing dysfunction is harming America’s hungry.

Take Part on March 6, 2013

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Boston cardinal urges social ministry gathering to focus on mission

Boston's Cardinal Sean O'Malley kicked off the 2013 national Catholic Social Ministry Gathering by urging its 450 participants to use their time together to discern their vocation in the church and world.

National Catholic Reporter on March 1, 2013

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Op-Ed: Ensuring a Place at the Table for Everyone

Rev. David Beckmann, the President of Bread for the World, on the important role churches and the faithful must play in combatting America’s hidden hunger crisis.

Take Part on February 28, 2013

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DirectoUSA: El Impacto de los recortes

El rev David Beckman de Pan para el Mundo es parte de un grupo de religiosos que advierte del impacto entre los pobres

CNN en Espanol on February 27, 2013

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Rev. David Beckmann on impact of looming sequestration health care cuts: ‘Those cuts kill’

Bread for the World President Rev. David Beckmann's interview with Current TV on the threat of sequestration.

Current TV - Viewpoint on February 26, 2013

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Congress must address real roots of immigration

‘’For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”

WASHINGTON (RNS) This passage from the Gospel of Matthew inviting us to welcome strangers into our midst could not be more salient than it is now, as our lawmakers embark on the long-awaited debate over immigration reform.

The Washington Post on February 26, 2013

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Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson discuss hunger and "A Place at the Table."

Lori Silverbush and Kristi Jacobson discuss hunger and "A Place at the Table" on the Daily Show.

 

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on February 26, 2013

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Participant Media and Magnolia Pictures’ Film A Place at the Table Spurs Launch of a First of Its Kind National Action Center to End Hunger in America

Action hub gives everyone the power to call, click, text to get involved in your local community

Fort Mill Times on February 26, 2013

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Religious Groups Urge Deficit Reduction and Protection of the Poor

Leaders from some of the nation’s largest and most influential Christian congregations are urging President Obama and members of Congress to end their fiscal brinkmanship and find a way to agree on new revenue and spending cuts that will reduce the deficit while protecting the poorest Americans.

New York Times Politics on February 25, 2013

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Coalition of Christians pushes Congress to protect poor from forced spending cuts

Washington (CNN) – A coalition of noteworthy Christian leaders and thinkers is asking President Barack Obama and congressional leaders to protect the poor from the forced spending cuts that are due to take effect this week.

CNN Belief Blog on February 25, 2013

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Cutting Lives from the Budget? What Sequestration Could Mean for the World's Hungry

As the battle over sequestration heats up, the current debate in Congress over our country's fiscal future is important for all of us. But for poor and hungry people around the world, the current budget negotiations could prove to be the most far-reaching for the next decade.

Huffington Post Impact on February 21, 2013

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The United States and Africa: Hopes for the President's Second Term

Here's a little-known black history fact: during the past decade, six of the world's 10 fastest-growing economies were in Africa. The continent has shown robust growth, new commitments to health and agriculture, and significant advances in science and technology.

Huffington Post Black Voices on February 14, 2013

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Obama address hits on social policy issues faith-based groups advocate

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- President Barack Obama set out an agenda in his State of the Union address Feb. 12 that includes many of the social policy items on the wish list of faith-based organizations.

Archdiocese of Indianapolis on February 13, 2013

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Immigration's Latest Ally: Christian right

The usual suspects pushing immigration reform have a new ally in the fight this time — the religious right.

Politico on February 6, 2013

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Evangelical Leaders Praise Momentum for Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday, Senate leaders announced a bipartisan framework for immigration reform. This afternoon, President Obama set out similar proposals to guide the upcoming debate over a new immigration process, including an eventual road to citizenship.

Metro Latino USA on January 29, 2013

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2013 hunger report: Goals 'within reach'

Sometimes, reducing childhood malnutrition and mortality can be as easy as substituting one crop for another.

A UMNS REPORT on January 23, 2013

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President Obama, Set a Goal to End Hunger

The start of President Obama's second term and the convening of a new Congress offer the White House an important opportunity to act boldly to end hunger at home and abroad.

Huffington Post on January 15, 2013

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Church groups see brief window for anti-hunger effort

As Congress and the Oregon Legislature prepare to trim government budgets, anti-hunger advocates have begun a 60-day lobbying push. 

Catholic Sentinel on January 15, 2013

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Budget deal defined as much by what’s left undone as by what it does

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 — and 2013, considering when the House of Representatives passed it — will be known as much by what it doesn’t include as what it does include.

The Catholic Sun on January 2, 2013

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