Bread in the News
Religious leaders frustrated by the federal budget deadlock are staging what they call a "faithful filibuster" across the street from the U.S. Capitol, reading the more than 2,000 Bible verses they say express God's concern for the poor.
41WMGT on October 9, 2013
Under a cloudy and drizzly sky, across the street from the U.S. Capitol, David Beckmann read passages from the prophet Isaiah.
The Washington Post on October 9, 2013
Anticipating the worst, religious leaders gathered the day before the federal government shut down to denounce what they called "political brinkmanship.
Catholic News Service on October 1, 2013
A group of U.S. faith leaders warned today that the impending shutdown of the U.S. government has “enormous implications,” both at home and abroad, for the poor and those trying to fill in the gaps to support them.
The Iowa Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church on October 1, 2013
While most of the commentary about the shutdown has focused on the politics involved, religious leaders are concerned about the moral implications.
msnbc on October 1, 2013
A group of liberal Christian leaders blasted the Tea Party today over the looming government shutdown, saying that the folks who comprise the movement should, “read their Bibles.”
The Christian Broadcasting Network on September 30, 2013
On eve of a federal shutdown, Rev. David Beckmann is fed up with government brinksmanship — and he’s far from alone.
Deseret News on September 30, 2013
“Churches do their best to cope with need in their communities but the government shutdown and a default on U.S. debt would have economic impacts that would just swamp what we’re doing through our congregations.”
Religion News Service on September 30, 2013
Responding to the threat of a possible shutdown of the U.S. government, CWS President and CEO, the Rev. John L. McCullough joined faith leaders in denouncing the political posturing and brinksmanship that have pushed the nation to the edge of a partial cease in government operations for the first time in 17 years.
CWS on September 30, 2013
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry once again has shown himself to be a leader of courage and conviction with his vote against draconian cuts in federal food aid.
JournalStar.com on September 29, 2013
The U.S. House passed a bill last week that would cut the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — or, in common parlance, food stamps — by $39 billion over the next 10 years.
Deseret News on September 26, 2013
A vote by a majority of Republican members of the House of Representatives to cut $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistant Program (SNAP) could further jeopardize millions of people receiving assistance.
The Washington Informer on September 25, 2013
As lawmakers on Capitol Hill continue to battle over whether or not to cut funding for federal food assistance programs, House Republicans are wielding a bizarre new weapon in their attempt to gut government services that help the poor: bad Bible skills.
Think Progress on September 25, 2013
Christian advocacy groups are at odds over whether a 10 year, $39 billion cut to food stamps that the House of Representatives passed earlier this week would improve the livelihood of America's poor.
The Christian Post on September 21, 2013
For nearly 48 million Americans who depend on help provided by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to buy groceries each month, the news out of Washington yesterday will likely put them on edge. The GOP-led House passed a food assistance bill that, if it becomes law, will cut the benefits of nearly four million people next year.
TakePart on September 20, 2013
The Republican-run House of Representatives voted to cut spending on food stamps for the poor by $40 billion over 10 years on Thursday, defying a veto threat from the White House in the name of fiscal reform.
Chicago Tribune on September 19, 2013
On November 1st, the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will lose $5 billion in federal funds.
KSFY ABC on September 18, 2013
Food-stamp defenders appealed for two dozen Republican defectors to help kill their party's proposed $40 billion cut in the main U.S. antihunger program as a close vote nears later this week in the House of Representatives.
Reuters on September 17, 2013
House Republicans want to require more adults who receive federal food stamp assistance to get a job in order to qualify.
wgrz.com on September 17, 2013
THE U.S. Department of Agriculture currently ranks Washington as the 15th hungriest state in the nation. Ours is a state rich in resources and praised for innovations in charitable giving and the delivery of social services.
The Seattle Times on September 13, 2013