Bread: April - May 2011 Newsletter
Since the 112th Congress convened this January, legislators have been closely focused on budget and spending issues. At press time, Congress had not yet finalized a spending bill to cover the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2011, which ends September 30, 2011.
The book of Exodus carries one of the most powerful stories of God’s lifesaving compassion. Throughout its early chapters, we read repeatedly of God’s distress at the injustice inflicted upon the Israelites: “I have observed the misery of my people …” God tells Moses. “Indeed, I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them …” (Exodus 3:7-8).
Honor a family member or friend with a gift to Bread for the World to celebrate a graduation, Mother’s Day, or Father’s Day—or to remember a loved one this Memorial Day.
Did your attention begin to wander as soon as you saw “U.S. Budget” in this headline?
Perhaps the most pervasive “myth” of all is that the issues and unfamiliar terms swirling around the budget make it nearly impossible to understand.
The most alarming provisions of H.R. 1, the House spending bill discussed in this issue’s front-page story, affect some of the poorest people in the world.
Katie Gerry joined the Roman Catholic Church after a spiritual awakening at 13 when she was growing up in Waterbury, CT. “Catholic means unity,” she explained. And unity has been a theme in her life ever since.
Thirty-five years is a considerable period in the life of a person or of a community. In February 2011, Bread for the World President David Beckmann visited Thakurgaon in northwest Bangladesh, where he and his wife, Janet, lived in 1976.