Bread: March 2013 Newsletter
The 2013 Offering of Letters, "A Place at the Table" shares its theme with a major new documentary about hunger in America, also titled A Place at the Table. Both urge our national leaders to look around the figurative table and see who’s missing.
All people deserve a place at God's abundant table. We are asking anti-hunger advocates to sign our petition to the president and write letters to members of Congress to make this a reality.
Photo: Derick Dailey teaches a Bible study class at Bethel A.M.E. Church in
New Haven, Conn. A seminary student at Yale University, Derick learned
about sharing his bounty from his grandmother as he was growing up
in Little Rock, Ark. Read Derick's story in the Offering of Letters Background Paper.
Also in this Issue:
The table is a natural and powerful symbol of community. Often, when people find fellowship, unity, or accord, it is around a dinner table, a coffee table, a negotiating table.
Bread for the World has developed a discussion guide for A Place at the
Table, which includes a biblical perspective on the film. Learn more about this important film on our Offering of Letters website
Join us in launching this year's Offering of Letters Campaign. Petition the president. Write letters to your members of Congress. Help ensure a place at the table for all God’s children.
Millions of people in the United States and around the world face hunger every day. For those children of God, more is at stake now than during any previous Offering of Letters campaign.
For many people, immigration has been a literal exodus from hunger. As Christians, we know that this issue is best understood through theological and pastoral perspectives.
Thanks to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), SNAP (formerly food stamps), and other federal programs, Tara Marks is in law school.
"Together, as a community of faith, we are stronger, and it becomes far more difficult for those in power to ignore us."
Grateful to give, Ann and Gere Howkins continue to make life better for those in need through their bequest to Bread for the World.
We urge Congress to replace sequestration with a balanced package that protects programs for hungry and poor people while raising adequate revenue.
The Bread for the World National Gathering is a joyful advocacy experience that convenes every two years to multiply and focus our efforts to end hunger.
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