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Bread for the World Offers New Online Resources to Help Christians Make an Impact During Election Season

Washington, DC, July 24, 2012 – Bread for the World released new election resources to help shape candidates’ agendas during election season. The new Elections 2012 page features tools to help Christians make informed decisions and elevate hunger and poverty as priorities as the 2012 election approaches. Read more »

Hunger Organizations Join Efforts to Raise Awareness During Ramadan Season

Washington, DC, July 17, 2012 – Muslims are being called to put their compassion to work and learn more about global hunger during Ramadan−a specially designated month during which Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. A network of organizations led by the Alliance to End Hunger and Islamic Relief USA have joined resources to publish the Ramadan Action Guide. Read more »

Hungry and Poor People Suffer in House Agriculture Committee Farm Bill

Washington, DC, July 12, 2012 – The House Agriculture Committee passed its version of the farm bill with more than $35 billion in cuts to food and farm programs. The bill−the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act−passed out of committee with a vote of 35 to 11. It slashes more than $16 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly the food stamp program) and could have a devastating impact on nearly 3 million recipients. Read more »

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 »

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