Hunger in the News

September 28, 2015
Hunger in the News: Immigration, mass incarceration, India, and sustainable development . Photo: Bread for the World

"Republicans and Democrats agree: End mass incarceration," by Inimai Chettiar, Aljeezra America. "Mass incarceration is a pressing national issue and should be given the attention it deserves in this election. What is most important is that political leaders — including presidential candidates — shift from broad rhetorical support for change to public endorsement of clear policy solutions."

"World sets goal of eliminating hunger, but food aid remains underfunded," by Benedict Moran, Aljazeera America. "Currently, funding for malnutrition programs falls far short of what experts say is needed."

"Mark Zuckerberg: Internet access can eradicate extreme poverty," by Ahiza Garcia, CNN Money. "The Facebook CEO called for greater global Internet access on Saturday during a speech at the United Nations."

"What the Pope’s Fight Against Poverty Looks Like in Philadelphia," by Andrew Satter, Michael C. Richardson, and Greg Kaufmann, The Nation. A visit with Tianna Gaines-Turner — a member of Witnesses to Hunger and a leader in the antipoverty movement — in which she speaks in a video about what the fight against poverty looks like through her eyes.

"The Piercing Cry of Child Poverty in Economically Rich but Spiritually Poor America," by Marian Wright Edelman, Huff Post Politics. "God did not make 50 different classes of children and Mississippi’s children are as precious as Massachusetts’ children and all of their basic survival needs, health care and nutrition and housing, should be provided."

 

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