Washington, DC, July 6, 2011 – Religious writers and publishers have honored Exodus from Hunger: We Are Called to Change the Politics of Hunger, by David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World and former World Food Prize laureate. Exodus from Hunger received Silver Place by the ForeWord Reviews book of the year awards in the religion category. The Religion News Writers Association (RNA) named it an honorable mention in the nonfiction religion book of the year contest.
Washington, DC, July 6, 2011 – Bread for the World along with several other faith-based groups issued the following statement on immigration reform: “In order to reform our dysfunctional immigration policy, we must acknowledge the links between poverty and inequality in Latin America and illegal or unauthorized immigration to the United States,” said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. “Effective reform of our immigration system must include working with migrant-sending countries to address the sources of unauthorized immigration.
Washington, DC, June 21, 2011 – Bread for the World issued the following statement today about the agriculture appropriations bill H.R. 2112, which the House of Representatives passed June 16:
Washington, DC, June 10, 2011 – More than 350 high-level government officials, leaders of civil society organizations, and activists from around the world will convene in Washington, DC, on June 13 to build political momentum for nutrition efforts that will help save the lives of at least 1 million children annually. Malnutrition during the 1,000 days from pregnancy to age 2 causes irreversible physical and mental stunting in one of three children worldwide. An estimated 3.5 million children die from related causes every year.
High-level Government Officials, Development Experts, and Top Religious Leaders to Speak at National Gathering 2011
Washington, DC, June 2, 2011 – World Bank President Robert Zoellick, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah, New York Times journalist Mark Bittman, U.S. Under Secretary of State Maria Otero, and Rev. Gabriel Salguero of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition are among the powerful speakers who will address Bread for the World’s National Gathering 2011 in Washington, DC, June 11-14, 2011.
Bread for the World Managing Director Jim McDonald Takes Position at San Francisco Theological Seminary
Washington, DC, May 17, 2011 – Longtime Bread for the World activist and managing director Rev. Dr. James (Jim) McDonald will join San Francisco Theological Seminary as its 11th president in July. An ordained Presbyterian minister, McDonald has served Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute for 13 years.
Washington, DC, May 13, 2011 – Ricardo Moreno, Bread for the World’s national organizer for Latino relations, will be among several panelists at the upcoming No Mas Hámbre (Hunger No More) conference May 17, 2011, in Washington, DC.
Washington, DC, May 12, 2011 – Bread for the World is equipping Christians for advocacy as Congress considers budget cuts and a credit limit that could drastically impact hungry and poor people. Under the theme “Changing the Politics of Hunger,” hundreds of activists will come to Bread’s National Gathering 2011 to learn how to voice the issues they care about to Congress.
Washington, DC, May 6, 2011 – Bread for the World and Ireland’s Concern Worldwide will host an international meeting with representatives from developing countries to build political support for global efforts to improve nutrition among mothers and children.
Bread for the World Urges Congress to Negotiate a Responsible Budget, Protect Programs for Hungry and Poor People
Washington, DC, May 3, 2011 – As Congress reconvenes today, the nation’s debt ceiling, or credit limit, will be at the top of its agenda. Bread for the World issued the following statement today, urging Congress not to cap federal spending at the expense of programs that protect hungry and poor people.