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Africa Restores Our Belief That Ending Hunger is Possible

David Beckmann | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
David Beckmann

his is a historic week for the United States and Africa. For the first time ever, leaders from African nations have gathered in Washington, D.C., for a groundbreaking U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.

Nurturing Our Future

David Beckmann | Posted 08.09.2014 | Impact
David Beckmann

From climate change to civil liberties, the world is at a critical point right now with many issues. Global nutrition is no different, and, as such, deserves adequate attention as its reach is vast and implications deep.

Shipping Companies Could Benefit From the Suffering of Millions

David Beckmann | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
David Beckmann

Simply put, U.S. food aid works for its intended purpose: to fight long-term hunger and respond quickly in emergency situations. This is about the millions of lives saved with U.S. food aid and its long-term benefits in developing countries -- benefits that will be diminished if this bill is passed.

Free Eurail Passes! (If You Donate to Bread for the World)

Rick Steves | Posted 06.04.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

Here's an exciting chance to support a good cause as part of your upcoming travels. To recognize our rail-pass sales success last year, Rail Europe ha...

Wheat for the World: Fulfilling the Legacy of Dr. Norman Borlaug

David Beckmann | Posted 05.26.2014 | Impact
David Beckmann

Dr. Borlaug was a advocate of the inextricable connection between agriculture and nutrition. His work taught us that agriculture is a long-term solution to many immediate nutrition problems.

The New Debate About Poverty

David Beckmann | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
David Beckmann

This week, the United States marked 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson declared War on Poverty. Many politicians and media are asking whether past efforts to reduce poverty have been successful. Even more importantly, some leaders in both parties are proposing fresh strategies to tackle poverty in America.

A Wave of Prayer to End Hunger, Protect SNAP

David Beckmann | Posted 02.05.2014 | Religion
David Beckmann

Christians of the world are calling on our leaders to act. We are not asking for anything more than we know can be done. Join us in prayer at noon on Dec. 10 and together we can create a world in which the lowly are lifted up and the hungry are filled.

Rick Steves' Christmas Fundraiser Challenge

Rick Steves | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

Support Bread for the World's work with a $100 donation, and I'll match it. Plus I'll mail you a special Christmas gift. Join me in this challenge by ...

'Like the Bite of Crabs'

David Beckmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Beckmann

This debate is about more than simply balancing our federal budget -- it's about our values as a nation. It's time we support a farm bill that doesn't increase hunger in the United States and around the world by protecting food stamps and improving international food aid.

Faithful Filibuster: A Vigil Under the Dark Clouds of Washington

Jim Wallis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Jim Wallis

We're hearing lots of babble at the Capitol, but across the street, we're trying to hear the word of God -- what God says about the people, families, and children who will suffer the most because of Washington's babble.

Changing the Future in 1,000 Days

David Beckmann | Posted 08.25.2013 | Impact
David Beckmann

We have never been closer to freeing the world from hunger and malnutrition. To back down now would be to deny the future.

When We Share a Table With Our Enemies

Lillian Daniel | Posted 07.28.2013 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

Thousands of years ago, in the world's most beloved psalm, the people were told that one day God would spread a table before them in the presence of their enemies: "Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies." What does it mean?

Africa and the Sequester: A Matter of Life or Death

Rev. Derrick Boykin | Posted 07.16.2013 | Black Voices
Rev. Derrick Boykin

Sequestration threatens more than flight schedules. For many people around the world, sequestration is literally a life-or-death issue. Its impact may be most deeply felt by those living in developing nations.

Reforming Food Aid to Improve Maternal and Child Nutrition

David Beckmann | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact
David Beckmann

What's wrong with our current food aid system? Given that it was created in 1954 and has never been substantially changed, our contemporary food aid system is outdated, inefficient and wasteful.

Why Development Works

Asma Lateef | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Asma Lateef

Our global success depends on countries working together to solve the problems of hunger and poverty. Development assistance is one of the most effective ways to transform lives around the world.

St. Patrick's Day Recipe For Real Irish Soda Bread

Shelley Miller | Posted 05.05.2013 | Taste
Shelley Miller

Buttermilk, I thought to myself, how will that taste in a bread recipe?

The United States and Africa: Hopes for the President's Second Term

Rev. Derrick Boykin | Posted 04.16.2013 | Black Voices
Rev. Derrick Boykin

The United States has played a meaningful role in Africa's progress. As President Barack Obama's second term begins, AAVA urges him to ensure that our nation's policies toward Africa make justice and equal partnership key principles of engagement.

The Cost of Malnutrition

David Beckmann | Posted 01.13.2013 | Impact
David Beckmann

What if you could do something this #GivingTuesday to help eliminate malnutrition? Bread for the World urges you to get the facts and give a child a better start in life.

Poll: Voters Want Leader to Prioritize Working Poor Families

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 12.28.2012 | Impact
Jeffrey Buchanan

Americans recognize a problem when we see it. But what happens when that problem continues to worsen year after year, and leaders are reluctant to spe...

The Artisan Bread Church: John 6:56-69

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 10.22.2012 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

What is the church but a bakery outlet, offering the real Bread of Life? A hungry world is lining up and looking for something to fill the gnawing emptiness in the pit of its collective heart.

Connecting Health and Nutrition Boosts Child Survival Efforts

Michele Learner | Posted 08.19.2012 | Impact
Michele Learner

Ensuring that young children are well nourished has a dramatic impact on their whole lives -- most immediately, on their survival to celebrate a fifth birthday.

Caring For Poor People: Should The Church Do It Alone?

David Beckmann | Posted 07.14.2012 | Religion
David Beckmann

It's time for members of Congress to say they're going to do their part and support legislation that creates a circle of protection around programs that are vital to hungry and poor people.

Advocates Lobby To Save Hunger Programs From Budget Ax

Posted 11.10.2011 | Religion

By Josef Kuhn Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Anti-hunger advocates are racing to save federal programs that feed needy families from being...

Fasting And Praying For The Poor

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.28.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

A diverse coalition of religious leaders are calling on Americans to join them in fasting and prayer to protest budget cuts that would jeopardize the poor and hungry at home and abroad.

10 Reasons Why I'm Fasting For A Better Budget

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.28.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

Every Christian, regardless of political affiliation, is called to take up the cause of the poor and the needy because that is God's heart, and we will be calling every legislator who says they are a Christian.