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Bread for the World Ad Urges African-Americans to Support Policies for Ending Hunger and Poverty in Africa

A new ad campaign is urging African Americans to support programs that help African nations lead more prosperous, stable, and healthy lives.

Afro on September 21, 2012

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Immigration Slows, Lowers Proportion of Latin Americans in U.S.

Immigration to the United States last year had its smallest increase in a decade, and the proportion of Latin Americans among immigrants fell, according to calculations published Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Latin American Herald Tribune on September 21, 2012

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Latino Population Suffers Most from Hunger in Current Economy

One of the groups that are in major play for the 2012 election is the Latin population.  Barack Obama’s campaign has acted very confident he will get their vote in 2012, but Mitt Romney also has them on his radar screen. In light of a new study, Hispanics have considerable reason to “think twice” in their voting.

US Daily Review on September 21, 2012

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The Ethical Opportunity of a Video

The recently revealed video of Governor Mitt Romney at a fundraising event last May is changing the election conversation. I hope it does, but at an even deeper level than the responses so far. There is certainly politics here, some necessary factual corrections, and some very deep ironies. But underneath it all is a fundamental question of what our spiritual obligations to one another and, for me, what Jesus' ethic of how to treat our neighbors means for the common good.

The Huffington Post on September 19, 2012

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Circle of Protection Gets Results

The Circle of Protection formed about a year ago to ensure the most vulnerable were protected from budget cuts. The Circle met with President Barak Obama and the top staff for Speaker John Boehner. When the Budget Control Act passed, key programs were indeed protected from cuts.

Disciples News Service on September 18, 2012

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Obama, Romney Address Poverty in New Videos

Political leaders need to make poverty a priority, a group of Christian political leaders urged Wednesday. On the day that the U.S. Census Bureau released its annual figures on poverty, Circle of Protection announced the release of videos by both of the major parties' presidential candidates, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, addressing poverty.

The Christian Post on September 13, 2012

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What’s in a Lame Duck?

As election season progresses, you are sure to hear more about the lame duck session in Congress. You may be wondering what it all means and why it is relevant to you. 

The Washington Informer on September 10, 2012

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Percentage of Hungry African-Americans Remains

New data recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveals that 25.1 percent of African-American households were food insecure in 2011. Food insecure households are those that struggle to put food on the table and often don't know where their next meal will come from. This figure is more than 10 percentage points higher than the overall U.S. food insecurity figure of 14.9 percent.

The Washington Informer on September 6, 2012

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A damning silence on poverty

Watch any news program since Paul Ryan was selected as Mitt Romney’s running mate, and chances are, you’ll hear all about his plan to aggressively alter Medicare.

But watch all those shows back to back, and it’s a good bet you’ll hear barely a whisper about Ryan’s more Draconian proposal to cut an astounding $1.4 trillion from Medicaid, the program relied on by millions of low-income Americans.

NY Daily News on August 29, 2012

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Opinion: Remittances and the International American Dream

Almost 2 million young people who entered the United States as children have the opportunity beginning this month to become legal immigrants, fulfilling the aspirations of their families who came to the country without authorization.

National Journal on August 28, 2012

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Analysis Compares African-American Hunger, Poverty with African Nations

A newly-released analysis from Bread for the World explores connections between hunger and poverty in the African-American community to that in Africa. The analysis, titled "Shared History, Shared Experiences: Hunger and Poverty Among African-Americans and Africans," compares hunger and poverty in three African nations to that in U.S. states of similar sizes.

The Washington Informer on August 20, 2012

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Our Fate Is Linked to Helping Others

This is not the time to cut back on international development assistance. For every dollar our government spends, only less than one cent (0.6 cents) is spent on foreign aid. The return on our small foreign aid investment can be measured in the millions of people we are helping throughout the world, and in our country’s economic well-being and national security.

The New York Times on August 15, 2012

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Sister Campbell: Ryan budget ‘antithetical to either scripture or sanity’

Sister Simone Campbell, a Catholic nun and executive director of NETWORK, on Monday blasted Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) over his budget plan.

The Raw Story on August 13, 2012

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MY TAKE — Government has irreplaceable role in helping poor

As our nation’s political leaders continue to debate over how to reduce the deficit, society’s responsibility to poor and hungry people must be given due consideration.

Holland Sentinel on August 8, 2012

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SNAP Faces Potential Billion Dollar Cuts, Could Increase Demand on Local Food Banks

Times are undoubtedly tough, unemployment is high, money is tight and thousands of our neighbors go to bed hungry each night.

Digtriad.com on August 5, 2012

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Capito, McKinley yes on tax bill

West Virginia's delegation to the House of Representatives is split on party lines on the Republican-backed bill extending the Bush-era tax cuts while a coalition of religious leaders criticized the Republican version for its impact on the poor.

Parkersburg News and Sentinel on August 3, 2012

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60 Christian leaders urge lawmakers to help the poor

A coalition of Christian leaders has urged Congress to continue tax credits for the working poor.

NewsNet5.com on August 2, 2012

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Republican Budget Is an Immoral Document

A budget is a moral document. That phrase was coined by the faith community and has become a refrain in the ongoing debates over deficits and budgets. But in this week's House vote on extending the Bush-era tax cuts, we see one more example of the priorities and principles of the broader GOP budget and how they apply to the rich and to the poor. Because of this, we must conclude that the Republican budget is an immoral document -- in the way it treats the poor. I certainly don't believe that all our Republican lawmakers came to Washington to hurt poor people, but it's time for some of them to challenge the dominant forces in their party and face the consequences of such indefensible choices.

Huffington Post on August 2, 2012

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Unsure where candidate stands? Check here!

So, you don’t know who should get your vote? Well, there’s always the candidates’ debates. However, should you select the next leader of the free world based on whether he knows how to argue cleverly in public?

Beliefnet.com on August 2, 2012

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Christian Leaders Blast GOP Tax Bill

A coalition of liberal Christian leaders blasted a GOP budget plan that would extend Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy while slashing key provisions for the poor.

Huffington Post on August 2, 2012

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