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Washington, D.C. – Bread for the World congratulates President-elect Donald J. Trump and the new and returning members of Congress on their victories in the historic election on Nov. 8.
The following statement can be attributed to Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World:
“Bread for the World members are praying for President-elect Donald J. Trump and the new and returning lawmakers who will make up the 115th Congress in 2017.
“We are concerned that some of the policies Trump has discussed would increase hunger and poverty. If our next president deports large numbers of immigrants, for example, many of those people will suffer from hunger.
“On the other hand, Trump has promised to strengthen the job market for working people in both urban and rural areas across the country. Nothing is more important to progress against hunger and poverty in this country.
“Trump has also argued that hunger and extreme poverty around the world often contribute to violence that threatens U.S. national security. We look forward to working with the incoming administration and Congress on this issue.
“We know that dramatic progress against hunger and poverty is possible in our time. Bread for the World will persistently urge the Trump administration and the 115th Congress to provide help and opportunity to hungry and poor in the United States and around the world.”
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A brief examination of the biblical approach to health as a hunger issue.
Includes an introduction to the issue, a Scriptural reflection, practical actions you can take, and a prayer.
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A set of how-to sheets for carrying out advocacy and fact sheets on the current issues Bread for the World is working on.
For new and current Bread grassroots hunger activists.
Ideal as a starter toolkit for new Bread activists or as a set of updates for current activists.
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