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Bread for the World Urges U.S. Lawmakers to Lead Response to Horn of Africa Crisis

Washington, DC, August 2, 2011 – With the worst drought in 60 years hitting the Horn of Africa, Bread for the World urges U.S. lawmakers to protect—not cut—international food aid in the ongoing budget debates. The United States must also increase its emergency response to the region and ensure that resources to invest in long-term development are protected. Read more »

Bread for the World Leads Prayer Vigil Urging Congress to Protect Poor People in Budget Talks

Washington, DC, July 29, 2011 – Bread for the World led a vigil on Capitol Hill today to pray that Congress will pass a budget that protects vulnerable people in the United States and around the world. The vigil is part of the Washington Inter-Religious Staff Council’s (WISC) faithful budget campaign, which involves daily public prayers. “In the ongoing debt ceiling and budget debate, hungry and poor people have been left out of the discussion,” said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. Read more »

Bread for the World Urges Congress to Put Hungry and Poor People Back in the Debt Ceiling Discussion

Washington, DC, July 26, 2011 – In the ongoing debt ceiling and budget debate, hungry and poor people have been left out. Bread for the World issued the following statement: “Defaulting on our financial obligations will not only be disastrous for the global economy but also for the millions of hungry and poor families in the United States and around the world,” said Rev. David Beckmann of Bread for the World. Read more »

Bipartisan Passage of Accountability Measures is Major Step Forward on Foreign Aid Reform

Washington, DC, July 21, 2011 – The House Foreign Affairs Committee approved late last night two reform-focused amendments authored by Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX02) during the first day of the mark-up of the FY2012 Foreign Relations Authorization Act. Read more »

Religious Leaders Meet with President and ask Him to form ‘Circle of Protection’ around Programs for those in Need

Washington, DC, July 20, 2011 – In a meeting this afternoon with President Barack Obama and senior White House staff, national Christian leaders asked the president to protect funding for programs for hungry and poor people in the ongoing budget debate and in any deal concerning the default crisis. Read more »

Christian Leaders Urge California Lawmakers to Protect Programs for Hungry and Poor People

Los Angeles, CA, July 19, 2011 – Bread for the World and California religious leaders called on the state’s members of Congress—Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)—to form a circle of protection around programs that meet the essential needs of hungry and poor people in California, the rest of United States, and abroad. Read more »

David Beckmann’s ‘Exodus from Hunger’ Receives Multiple Prestigious Awards

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. Read more »

Bread for the World Joins Faith Communities’ Call for Solid Immigration Reform

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. Read more »

Agriculture Appropriations Bill Harmful to Hungry and Poor People

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: Read more »

Global Leaders Issue Declaration to End Child Hunger

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. Read more »

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