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Christian Leaders Call for Extension of Improved EITC and CTC Benefits

Washington, DC, August 1, 2012 – Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, joined other national Christian leaders today in urging Congress to continue the current Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) benefit levels. Read more »

Speaker Boehner Includes One-Year Extension of Farm Bill in Disaster Relief Bill

Washington, DC, July 30, 2012 – The House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) disaster relief bill that includes a one-year extension of the farm bill. The bill offsets disaster payments with cuts to direct payments and protects funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) and international food aid. Read more »

Religious Groups Thank Hilary Clinton for her Work on Child and Maternal Health and Nutrition

Washington, DC, July 27, 2012 – Bread for the World joined representatives from Church Women United to thank Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her work with the 1,000 Days movement. The organizations delivered a petition featuring over 5,000 signatures to Jonathan Shrier, Special Representative for Food Security, to present to Secretary Clinton. Read more »

Faithful Tax Policy Action Guide Urges Lawmakers to Consider Tax Revenues in Deficit Reduction Efforts

Washington, DC, July 25, 2012 – Bread for the World now features a new Faithful Tax Policy action guide. The resource combines Bread’s specific public policy recommendations with underlying biblical principles. Read more »

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 »

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