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In 2000, the world's leaders came together to set the Millennium Development Goals, an ambitious plan to halve poverty and hunger in 15 years. We've made huge progress, actually accomplishing many of the goals. However, the work is not done yet. In the coming days, representatives from the member countries of the United Nations will gather in New York to affirm the next step, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to end hunger and poverty completely.
We know that God desires for all those who bear the image of God to flourish. Christ's life of sacrifice and service calls us to work for the glory of God and the good of our neighbor. The SDGs represent one way that the world's leaders have chosen to align with God's desire for flourishing by supporting the development of all those who bear God's image.
While you'll hear a lot from Bread for the World about the SDGs over the coming years, we thought it appropriate to pause here at their nascent beginning to ask in prayer for:
When you commit to joining in praying for an end to hunger, we will email you twice a month with specific prayer requests and sample prayers. Learn more about how you can get involved with prayer at Bread.
"Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing."
Afghanistan would be considered likely to have high rates of hunger because at least two of the major causes of global hunger affect it—armed conflict and fragile governmental institutions.
Malnutrition is responsible for nearly half of all preventable deaths among children under 5. Every year, the world loses hundreds of thousands of young children and babies to hunger-related causes.
Bread for the World is calling on the Biden-Harris administration and Congress to build a better 1,000-Days infrastructure in the United States.
“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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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is designed to respond to changes in need, making it well suited to respond to crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bread for the World and its partners are asking Congress to provide $200 million for global nutrition.
In 2017, 11.8 percent of households in the U.S.—40 million people—were food-insecure, meaning that they were unsure at some point during the year about how they would provide for their next meal.