Bread in the News
In late July, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan unveiled a new anti-poverty plan. It calls for prison sentencing reform; a boost in the earned income tax credit for childless workers; and, most ambitious of all -- or crazy, depending on your political inclination -- an "Opportunity Grant," which would combine 10 of the federal government's largest anti-poverty efforts, including food stamps, and bring them down to state-level implementation.
National Catholic Reporter on August 19, 2014
Yet, for me, the most important significance of the number 1000 is the number of days in the period from the outset of a woman's pregnancy until her child's second birthday -- a period that in large part shapes the future health, education and welfare of the child. As the organizations 1000 Days and Bread for the World make clear, it's in this period that nutrition and nurturing can determine whether a child will be prepared for education and a healthy life.
Huffington Post on August 12, 2014
The Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis, founded in 1912, made its name during the 20th century by bringing together the city’s churches to fight great social ills — racial discrimination, prejudice against Catholics and Jews, inequalities facing women.
Indy Star on August 9, 2014
This is a historic week for the United States and Africa. For the first time ever, leaders from African nations have gathered in Washington, D.C., for a groundbreaking U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. This summit has been, above all else, a celebration of the encouraging economic success of sub-Saharan Africa and of the shift in the U.S.-Africa relationship toward what President Obama calls "a new partnership rooted in equality and shared interests."
Huffington Post on August 6, 2014
From VOA Learning English, this is the Agriculture Report.
The United Nations says hunger kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. There has been progress since 1990 toward ending hunger. But it is estimated that more than 840 million people worldwide still do not have enough to eat.
VOA Special English on July 23, 2014
The Christian Post on July 23, 2014
A band of influential religious leaders is urging lawmakers not to make any changes to a 2008 anti-trafficking law that was originally meant to protect migrant children but has now become a flashpoint in the crisis of unaccompanied minors at the border.
Politico on July 22, 2014
In 2012 I was in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, researching immigration and repatriation, and even then the tension in the city was palpable. I felt it most at night, when it was recommended that my group and I remain behind high concrete walls topped with the classic Latin American anti-intrusion rig -- broken bottle glass and concertina wire. Even then, Tegucigalpa was one of the most violent cities in the world, though it rarely made headlines overseas.
The Huffington Post on July 21, 2014
Although the escalating numbers of child migrants have created a new humanitarian challenge on the southern border, the causes of this surge are familiar.
The Huffington Post on July 8, 2014
Imagine if all the people in Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and Michigan were forced to leave their homes. What if conflict displaced this entire population? It would be a gigantic humanitarian nightmare.
The Examiner on July 5, 2014
The California Competes Committee as part of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development awarded 28.9 million in tax credits to 29 companies strengthening the job market in California.
The Examiner on July 4, 2014
So, it’s not a hackathon in the way you might be thinking, the Jesse-Eisenberg-as-Mark-Zuckerberg-headphones-in-ears kind of hackathon. Instead, participants clustered around laptops covered in geeky stickers, huddled at tables and fighting for outlets, debating the best ways to make an invisible problem visible.
The Washington Post on June 30, 2014
The Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday will take up a Coast Guard reauthorization bill ( S 2444 ) that leaves out a controversial provision in the House-passed version that would increase the amount of food aid that must be shipped on U.S.-flagged carriers.
CQ on June 23, 2014
According to community leaders, poverty in Haiti is the catalyst for this Haitian entrepreneurial spirit in the United States.
Sun Sentinel on June 21, 2014
Bread for the World, a global anti-hunger organization, will highlight poverty problems in competing countries on its blog as the countries play in the tournament.
Deseret News National on June 14, 2014
Bread for the World, con un estudio sobre lo que hacen los países del mundial para mejorar las condiciones de ciudadanos.
MSN Video on June 12, 2014
Bread for the World, con un estudio sobre lo que hacen los países del mundial para mejorar las condiciones de ciudadanos
CNN on June 12, 2014
President Obama would consider vetoing an Agriculture Appropriations bill should the legislation include House GOP-proposed school lunch nutrition waivers, White House senior counselor John Podesta said on Monday.
Agri-Pulse on June 10, 2014
Thanks to U.S. government leadership, partnerships with governments across the globe, and the hard work and contributions of civil society, we are also well aware of the positive impact that improving nutrition in the critical 1,000-day window between pregnancy and a child's second birthday can have.
Huffington Post on June 9, 2014
The Cardinal posed a challenge: How do we make a more humane market?
Huffington Post on June 6, 2014
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