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The U.S. faith community has responded primarily with concern and critique to President Trump’s budget proposal. The Central Conference of American Rabbis said it “strenuously objects” to the budget in a May 25 press release, asserting “The President’s budget recommendation neglects the foundational values that we hold dear as Reform rabbis and as Americans.” The […] Read More

Hunger and poverty are being addressed more effectively than any other time in history. Poverty has declined from 37.1 percent of the global population in 1990 to 9.6 percent in 2015, according to Bread for the World’s 2017 Hunger Report. Over the same period, global hunger has declined from 23.3 percent to 12.9 percent. Yet, […] Read More

WASHINGTON (RNS) Significant progress on global malnutrition can be made in 2011, the ecumenical anti-hunger group Bread for the World said Monday (Nov. 22) in its new annual report on hunger. The U.S. government’s “Feed the Future” initiative has the potential to reduce hunger by addressing long-term economic development and focusing on small farmers, said […] Read More

Born as part of FDR’s New Deal to protect struggling farmers coming out of the Great Depression from unpredictable weather and fluctuating crop prices, America’s farm program has evolved today into the largest form of corporate welfare, say critics calling for reform. The Environmental Working Group, a public interest research and advocacy group spearheading the […] Read More

“Have you killed and also taken possession of the land? You have sold yourself to do what is evil in the sight of the Lord.” These are the words Elijah the prophet spoke as he pronounced God’s sentence upon King Ahab of Israel and his infamous wife Jezebel. The royal couple cast their covetous eyes […] Read More

Every day in Africa, 6,500 people die from the HIV/AIDS virus–and people are beginning to notice. Dan Haseltine of the Christian band Jars of Clay wants to bring the Christian community face-to-face with its responsibilities concerning the HIV/AIDS crisis ravaging Africa. “God has given us a mandate, a privilege … to see God’s hand of […] Read More

“Many promises have been made to hungry and poor people around the world,” said Shawnda Eibl, religious press secretary for Bread for the World. One of those promises is the Millennium Development Goals, set in 2000 by 189 nations including the United States. The goals are focused on reducing the devastation from worldwide hunger and […] Read More

Bread for the World is challenging Americans to end world hunger through a new letter campaign it has developed for 2003. Bread for the World’s Offering of Letters campaign, “Rise to the Challenge: End World Hunger,” offers a handbook, poster and short video to help Americans solicit Congress for their support of legislation aimed at […] Read More