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April 2014

  • La ofrenda de cartas 2014 está disponible en español
  • 2014 Offering of Letters Available in Spanish
  • Two New Analyses on Hunger and Women
  • Come to the D.C. Performance of Lazarus: The Musical

  • La ofrenda de cartas 2014 está disponible en español

    El manual de la ofrenda de cartas 2014 está disponible en español. Ordene su copia por sólo $3 en la tienda de Pan para el Mundo aquí www.bread.org/store.

    Esta versión incluye el manual que cubre el tema de este año- reformando la ayuda alimentaria de EE.UU.- un DVD con cuatro videos y una presentación de PowerPoint, y una guía con ayuda y consejos de como conducir un taller para escribir sus cartas. Un boletín informativo sobre la ofrenda de cartas 2014 también está disponible en español.

    Para más información visite la página web de la ofrenda de cartas www.bread.org/ol/2014/es, donde puede descargar todos los materiales de la campaña.

    "Como líder evangélico he viajado por América Latina, y el mundo, he visto los problemas que las personas pobres enfrentan a diario, especialmente la desnutrición en niños y niñas por falta de acceso a alimentos nutritivos. En medio de los continuos debates presupuestales en el congreso, debemos utilizar nuestra voz profética para pedirle a nuestros líderes que mantengan los niveles de ayuda alimentaria, al tiempo en que se reforma para hacerla más eficiente. Invito a todos participen de la ofrenda de cartas del 2014." Aseveró el Reverando Walter Contreras, Vicepresidente de la Coalición Nacional Evangélica Latina (NaLEC)

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    2014 Offering of Letters Available in Spanish

    The 2014 Offering of Letters kit is now available in Spanish. Order one for $3 at the Bread store at www.bread.org/store.

    The Spanish version of the kit includes a booklet on this year’s topic – reforming U.S. food aid – a DVD containing four videos and a PowerPoint presentation, and a guide with tips and support for conducting a letter-writing event. A 2014 Offering of Letters bulletin insert in Spanish is also available.

    You can also visit the Offering of Letters Spanish website at www.bread.org/ol/2014/es, where you can download all campaign materials.

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    Two New Analyses on Hunger and Women

    Bread for the World has just released two new Hunger by the Numbers analyses:

    Each document is a short, two-page analysis.

    The international analysis relates to Bread’s 2014 Offering of Letters, which focuses on reforming U.S. food aid. Bread for the World Institute’s 2015 Hunger Report will focus on gender in development, including women’s empowerment.

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    Come to the D.C. Performance of Lazarus: The Musical

    Bread will be staging a performance of Lazarus: The Musical in Washington, D.C., May 31 at 7:30 p.m. at Howard University’s Cramton Auditorium.

    Lazarus was originally composed in the mid-1980s by Rev. Joel Underwood, Bread’s former director of church relations. In 2013, noted musical director Dr. Bill Cummings re-arranged the music to make it more contemporary, but the words and the story remain the same. The updated version was performed in 2013 in Washington, D.C., and earlier this year in New York City.

    The musical is based on the parable of Lazarus, found in Luke 16:19-31. The musical tells the story of a rich man (Dives) and a beggar (Lazarus) and their relationship in life and in the afterlife. Lazarus: The Musical brings Luke's narrative into today’s world—and into places where extreme wealth and poverty rub against each other.

    Besides Lazarus and Dives, the characters of this musical include Dives' five brothers, their wives, landless laborers, and children living in poverty. It also features Abraham, a troubadour who serves as the narrator.

    While it recognizes the somber ending of the original biblical story, Lazarus allows us to consider what might have happened if had Dives been given a second chance. Along with Dives, the audience is also given a new opportunity to respond to hunger.

    Visit www.bread.org/lazarus for more information and tickets.

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