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Bread Slices: Training for Young Ministers

December 2011

Training to Focus on Young Ministers

Bread will bring 75 young ministers to Washington, DC, June 9-12, 2012, for four exciting days of anti-hunger advocacy training. Ministers and other influential religious leaders under age 35 will meet for worship, workshops, and meetings with their members of Congress.

Proverbs 31:8-9 instructs us to “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all the destitute. Speak up, judge fairly, defend the rights of the poor and needy.” With this passage as the foundation, the event will feature training in biblical and theological grounding for anti-hunger advocacy, the realities of U.S. and global hunger, and strategies for engaging churches in legislative advocacy. For more information, contact Jon Gromek at jgromek@bread.org or (937) 227-9447.

Your Gift at Year’s End

Your year-end contribution to Bread for the World is a gift of hope and opportunity for hungry people in the New Year. Make your gift today by visiting www.bread.org/go/yearend, or use the enclosed envelope.

Tax-deductible gifts to Bread for the World Institute support research and analysis that helps shape policies and legislation that will help end hunger.

Friday, December 30, 2011, is the last business day of the year. For assistance with stock transfers and charitable gift annuities, please contact Kari Bert, interim director of development and membership, by calling toll-free 1-800-822-7323, ext. 1113, or email kbert@bread.org.

Airing Now: ‘A Peace of Bread’

Be sure to check your local ABC stations this month for A Peace of Bread: Faith, Food, and the Future, an hour-long documentary on hunger that features Bread’s advocacy work. You’ll see footage of Bread’s 2011 National Gathering and Lobby Day, plus interviews with Bread President David Beckmann, regional organizer Holly Hight, and Rev. Derrick Boykin, associate for African American Leadership Outreach.

The documentary profiles the anti-hunger work of several organizations—including Mazon, one of Bread’s Jewish partners—as well as the faith and commitment among a new generation of advocates.

“We look at this work as being—first of all—a call from God, so if there is hunger in the United States, we should speak out,” says Boykin. “I think it’s against God’s will to be silent in such matters.”

See www.divacommunications.com for more information.

Order Your 2012 Offering of Letters Handbook

To order the printed handbook for the 2012 Offering of Letters, call 1-800-822-7323, ext. 1072 or email publications@bread.org.

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