April 2011: Fasting to Advocate for Poor and Hungry People
Fasting is a spiritual discipline mentioned frequently in the Bible. Ambassador Tony Hall, head of the Alliance to End Hunger, is fasting to focus attention on Congress's plan to cut federal programs that reduce poverty and hunger in the United States and around the world. He is joined in his fast by Bread for the World's David Beckmann, New York Times columnist Mark Bittman, and Women Thrive Worldwide founder Ritu Sharma. We spoke with Tony about 24 hours after his fast began.
Also in this episode: An interview with Father Peter Henriot, a priest who has worked in Zambia since 1989. He talked with us about advocacy and how people can get involved with issues they care about. Do you want to become a stronger advocate for hungry and poor people? Join us at our biennial Gathering this June, where hundreds of people from across the United States will learn about advocacy.
Music this month is courtesy of Deo Gratias.