Bread in the News
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A coalition of Christian leaders has urged Congress to continue tax credits for the working poor.
NewsNet5.com on August 2, 2012
Only three lobbying groups with interests in farm legislation have told DTN that they definitely favor the proposed legislation that would extend the 2008 farm bill and provide disaster aid, giving rise to rumors that House Republican leadership will be forced to pull the bill Tuesday.
AGFax.com on July 31, 2012
Making sure all people have adequate food should be a priority for faith communities.
So said members of a group of civic and Christian leaders who plan to gather Aug. 11 to discuss ways to combat hunger in Oklahoma and around the world.
NewsOK on July 28, 2012
With the death of the writer Christopher Hitchens, and the withdrawal of Sam Harris, author of The End of Faith, from the front lines into a study of morality and neuroscience, the American atheist movement has a void at the top. A decade ago, atheists were brave, fierce warriors bent on battling conventional wisdom and easy piety. These days, it seems, atheists are petty and small-minded ideologues who regard every expression of public religiosity as a personal affront – not to mention a possible violation of the First Amendment and a sign of rampant idiocy among their fellow citizens.
The Washington Post on July 26, 2012
As members of Bread for the World and volunteers at our local food pantry, we appreciate USDA Undersecretary Kevin Concannon supporting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps).
The Gazette on July 25, 2012
To a large degree, the International AIDS Conference under way in Washington, DC, is a celebration of life. Yes, the deadly disease continues to loom over our world, with no known cure. But HIV/ AIDS is no longer a death sentence—for those who realize that they have the disease and have access to life saving medicines. After doctors began treating HIV with powerful combinations of antiretroviral drugs in 1996, life expectancies for those infected changed from months to a full, normal span.
The Hill on July 25, 2012
The Triad chapter of Bread for the World sponsored a prayer vigil for the hungry.
The vigil at the Department of Social Services gave thanks and prayers for those who have given food to local pantries and to those who are working to fix food stamp software problems.
Digtriad.com on July 25, 2012
The fundamental debate of the 2012 election is nothing new. The debate of how much power to give the national government goes as far back as the Constitutional Convention of 1787. The Federalists argued for a real division of power between the national and state governments. They wanted a centralization of power in a strong national government. The Anti-Federalists feared a tyrannical national government and argued for greater localized power with stronger state governments. A stronger national government meant order and uniformity but required higher taxes to support it. Stronger state governments would protect the rights of the individual by keeping decision making closer to those who would bedirectly impacted by them.
Politic365 on July 21, 2012
With more than half of the U.S. under drought conditions, corn and soy farmers are expecting a sharp drop in yields this year. When supplies go down, prices go up – and not just in American supermarkets. David Beckmann of Bread for the World and Brian Fuchs of the National Drought Mitigation Center talk with PBS NewsHour’s Ray Suarez about what drought in the U.S. grain belt might mean for some of the world's poorest people. NewsHour is a partner in the “Food for 9 Billion” project.
Center for Investigative Reporting on July 19, 2012
Growing up and attending boarding school in Nigeria, I cared very little about the kids my age, who lived beyond the boundary of the school grounds. I would see them in passing once every two weeks while going on our customary “Sunday walk,” which usually lasted about two hours. Though these kids, whose parents were mainly farmers and traders, weren’t the most desperate, seeing their condition sometimes triggered some serious soul-searching.
Blackcommentator on July 19, 2012
More than half of the country suffered drought in June, and farmers and their crops are taking a hard hit. David Beckmann of Bread for the World and Brian Fuchs of the National Drought Mitigation Center discuss how disappointing corn yields have larger economic consequences for the world's hungriest people.
PBS Newshour on July 17, 2012