Hunger in the News: Sentencing Reform, Food Aid, Global Migration Crisis, Summer Meals, Affordable Housing

August 31, 2015
Hunger in the News: Immigration, mass incarceration, India, and sustainable development . Photo: Bread for the World

Compiled by Bread Staff

Their Crimes Reclassified, Some Californian Felons Get A Second Chance,” by Marisa Lagos, NPR. “Last November, voters in California overwhelmingly approved Proposition 47, which lets people with some nonviolent felonies petition a court to reduce their crimes to misdemeanors. And that has opened up new opportunities for many former offenders.”

UN says 4.5 million Ethiopians now in need of food aid after poor rains,” The Guardian. “After failed rains, some 4.5m people are now projected to require assistance, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Ocha), the World Food Programme and the UN children’s agency, Unicef, said.”

U.N. Says Aid Increase Would Cut Migration,” by Somini Sengupta and Rick Gladstone, The New York Times. “The new top emergency relief official here urged the world’s rich countries on Wednesday to step up aid to war zones in the Middle East and Africa so that refugees are not forced to seek safety in Europe.”

Our Voice: We must adopt legislation to feed more kids in summer,” by Editorial Board, Springfield News Leader. “Federal child nutrition programs feed more children than any other organization in the United States. But those programs fall short during summer months.”

Low-Income Workers Have Nowhere Affordable To Live, New Report Shows,” by Daniel Marans, The Huffington Post. “Low-income workers and their families do not earn enough to live in even the least expensive metropolitan American communities, according to a new analysis of families’ living costs published Wednesday.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For Education

  • Election Resources

    One of the best times to raise the issues of hunger and poverty is during election campaigns. Engage candidates in your state/district on hunger and poverty using our elections resources.
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    These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C. 

  • Conflict and Fragility Are Hunger Issues

    Conflict is a main driver of the recent increase in hunger around the world and of forced migration. Hunger also contributes to conflict.

For Faith

  • The Bible on Health as a Hunger Issue

    “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in faith.” These words from Colossians 2:6 remind us of the faith that is active in love for our neighbors.

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  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches and Congress to focus on the integral connection.

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    As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...

  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

    This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-Af­rican people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.

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