Hunger in the News: Syrians, child hunger, and climate change

November 30, 2015
Hunger in the News

Food one way to help displaced Syrians,” by William Lambers, (Opinion), Cincinnati Enquirer. “The debate on whether to admit a few thousand Syrian refugees into the United States misses the bigger picture.”

Central Mass. college campuses tackle student hunger,” by Scott O'Connell Telegram & Gazette Staff, Worcester Telegram. “College is hard enough. On an empty stomach, it can become impossible for some students.”

Obama, at Conference, Says U.S. Is Partly to Blame for Climate Change,” by Gardiner Harris, The New York Times. “President Obama told world leaders who gathered northeast of Paris on Monday for a climate conference that the United States is at least partly to blame for the life-threatening damage that environmental change has wrought, and he urged world leaders to join him in fixing the problem.”

Pope Talks to Africa About Poverty, Climate, Greed,” by VOA News. “It is the first time this Pope has been to Africa. Three countries, 19 speeches, and big issues to address. These issues include poverty, the environment, and finding peace between Muslims and Christians.”

Tackling climate change and fighting hunger should go hand-in-hand,” by José Graziano da Silva, (Opinion), Jakarta Post. “The COP 21 climate conference, to be held in Paris in the aftermath of the recent barbarian acts of terrorism, is a fresh opportunity for the international community to come together and show its commitment to the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as the most appropriate way to promote a fairer, safer and more inclusive world, where no one is left behind.”

Let’s resolve to end hunger,” by Patrick Leahy, (Opinion), Burlington Free Press. “Hunger and malnourishment are not confined to developing nations; they exist across the nation, and in our own communities.”


from our Resource Library

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.
  • U.S. Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

    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.

    The Bible on...

  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

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

    Dear Members of Congress,

    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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