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Bread for the World and Evangelical Schools Release New Foreign Assistance Curriculum

Washington, DC, July 5, 2012 – Today, Bread for the World, Asbury Theological Seminary of Wilmore, KY, and Eastern University of St. Davids, PA, announced the release of a new online curriculum on global poverty and foreign assistance for evangelical Christian seminaries and colleges. Read more »

Senate Passes Farm Bill; Cuts $4.5 billion from SNAP

Washington, DC, June 21, 2012 – The Senate today passed its version of the farm bill, which included $4.5 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly the food stamp program). The Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012 (S.3240) could impact 500,000 families and would reduce monthly SNAP benefits by $90. It was passed with 64 yes votes and 35 no votes. Read more »

Prominent Evangelicals Praise Immigration Policy Change

Washington, DC, June 15, 2012 – Obama administration officials announced plans today to immediately grant administrative relief to young people who would be eligible for the DREAM Act. Those who qualify will not be deported and will be granted work permits. This sweeping rule change comes the same week that more than 150 evangelical leaders, including Focus on the Family’s Jim Daly, came together in an unprecedented manner to launch the Evangelical Immigration Table and call for immigration reform. Read more »

Senate Stands with Poor and Hungry People

Washington, DC, June 14, 2012 – Yesterday, members of the Senate voted to table an amendment that would dramatically cut funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Read more »

New International Food Aid Bill will Improve Lives of Poor Mothers and Children

Washington, DC, June 8, 2012 – The House Committee on Foreign Affairs passed H.R. 4141, the Donald M. Payne International Food Assistance Improvement Act of 2012. Bread for the World is pleased that the bill received bipartisan support and highlights the importance of nutrition during the critical 1,000-day window during pregnancy and a child’s second birthday. Read more »

Young Religious Activists to Learn Advocacy Skills at Bread for the World Training

Washington, DC, June 4, 2012 – Young pastors and other church workers from around the country will learn how to be powerful advocates and effective leaders in the fight to end hunger in the United States and abroad. The training, to be held June 9-12 in Washington, DC, will include inspiring speakers, informative workshops, opportunities to network with other like-minded colleagues, and an opportunity to lobby members of Congress on Capitol Hill. Read more »

Bread for the World Commends U.S. Leadership on Global Food and Nutrition Security but Says G-8 Declaration Falls Short

Washington, DC, May 21, 2012 – Bread for the World is disappointed that during the recent G-8 Summit at Camp David, MD, leaders of the world’s richest countries failed to secure a solid commitment to maintain funding levels to reduce hunger and malnutrition. Read more »

Bread Commends Obama’s Historic Speech to End Hunger and Malnutrition

Washington, DC, May 18, 2012 – Bread for the World applauds President Barack Obama’s historic speech on hunger today, during which he announced a new partnership to speed efforts to end hunger and improve child nutrition around the world. Read more »

Bread for the World Urges G-8 Leaders to Meet Global Food and Nutrition Security Commitments

Washington, DC, May 17, 2012 – As world leaders gather for the G8 Summit at Camp David, MD, on May 18-19, Bread for the World is urging them to fulfill their $22 billion pledge to reduce global hunger and improve food and nutrition security. Read more »

World Leaders Convene to Address Global Crisis of Child Malnutrition

Washington, DC, May 17, 2012 – In advance of the G-8 Summit at Camp David this weekend, U.S. and world leaders met on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. today to assess efforts to combat child malnutrition. Read more »

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