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Rev. David Beckmann Kicks Off Speakers’ Series at Belmont University

Washington, DC, August 29, 2011

Bread for the World President David Beckmann will address students, faculty, and staff on August 31, 2011, as part of Belmont University’s fall 2011 Spiritual Development Speakers Series. The series will feature a diverse roster of renowned authors, academics, poets, sociologists, advocates, and religious leaders lending their unique perspectives on wealth and poverty.


WHO:            Rev. David Beckmann—World Food Prize laureate, president of Bread for the World, and author of Exodus from Hunger and Transforming the Politics of Hunger.


WHAT:          First official event in Belmont's fall 2011 Spiritual Development Speakers Series.


WHEN:         Wednesday, August 31, 2011, at 10 a.m.


WHERE:      Belmont University’s Neely Dining Hall (Neely Dining Hall is located in building No. 4 on the campus map: http://www.belmont.edu/campusmap/pdf/campusmap.pdf)

1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN


DETAILS:     Hunger and poverty are not partisan issues—they are human issues. But we can put an end to the injustices that leave some people with means and others without. As Rev. Beckmann says, “God is calling us to end hunger in our time.” In this engaging discussion, he will discuss ways we can end hunger now, starting by influencing lawmakers to change policies that impact hungry and poor people.

This event is open to the public. For more information about David Beckmann's visit to Nashville, please contact Marco Grimaldo, Bread for the World regional organizer, at (202) 210-3687 or email mgrimaldo@bread.org. For information about Belmont University’s speaker series, call (615) 460-6628 or visit http://www.belmont.edu/sd/speakers/fall_2011/index.html.

Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation's decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.

Media Contact:

Christopher Ford, Media Relations Manager, 202-688-1077


Fito Moreno, Media Relations Specialist, 202-688-1138


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