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International Meeting Aims to Improve Nutrition for Women and Children

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

Christian Leaders Unite to Protect Poor People in Budget Debate

Washington, DC, April 27, 2011 – Evangelical, Roman Catholic, mainline Protestants, African-American, and Latino Christian leaders have joined together to defend the lives and dignity of poor and vulnerable people in the current budget debate. The release of this joint statement marks the strongest and most unified Christian voice in the budget debate. Read more »

Hungry and Poor People Hit Hard by FY 2011 Budget Cuts

Washington, DC, April 15, 2011 – A Bread for the World analysis of the fiscal year 2011 budget agreement the Senate and House passed yesterday identifies cuts to 10 key programs that will severely affect hungry and poor people. Read more »

Bread for the World Reacts to Congressional Budget Deal

Washington, DC, April 12, 2011 – Bread for the World President Rev. David Beckmann issued the following statement today regarding the fiscal year 2011 (FY 2011) budget deal that was negotiated last week by Congress: Read more »

Christian Activists to ‘Change the Politics of Hunger’ at Bread for the World’s National Gathering 2011

Washington, DC, April 5, 2011 – Changing the politics of hunger is the focus of Bread for the World’s National Gathering 2011, to be held in Washington, DC, June 11-14, 2011. Event speakers will include world-renowned preachers, high-level government officials, members of Congress and staff, development and nutrition experts, and journalists. Read more »

Better Nutrition for Women Key to Reducing Global Hunger and Poverty

Washington, DC, March 30, 2011 – A new analysis by Bread for the World Institute, “Maternal and Child Health,” examines the connections between poverty and maternal and child health in developing countries. The analysis also highlights the importance of proper nutrition during the first 1,000 days of a child’s life—from pregnancy to the child’s second birthday. Research shows the effects of malnutrition during this critical time period are irreversible. Read more »

Fasting, Prayer, and Budget Cuts

Washington, DC, March 28, 2011 – A large coalition of Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and other advocacy organizations announced today the launch of a broad-based fasting, prayer, and advocacy movement, provoked by proposed congressional budget cuts that would disproportionately hurt those living in poverty. Read more »

Bread for the World Welcomes U.S. Leaders Committed to Ending Hunger in Local Communities

Washington, DC, March 3, 2011 – Bread for the World is pleased to welcome more than 200 attendees from 30 states, 10 corporations, and five national anti-hunger organizations to the 2011 National Hunger Free Communities Summit sponsored by the Alliance to End Hunger. Read more »

David Beckmann’s ‘Exodus from Hunger’ Now Available as eBook

Washington, DC, March 2, 2011 – Exodus from Hunger: We Are Called to Change the Politics of Hunger, the powerful and hopeful new book by David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World and 2010 World Food Prize laureate, is now available as an eBook at Amazon.com. Read more »

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