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3 Things Your Church Can Do to Curb Hunger, Obesity
3 Things Your Church Can Do to Curb Hunger, Obesity

By: Zach Dawes
On numerous fronts, hunger and obesity are reaching alarming numbers, yet the relationship between malnourishment and obesity is complex. Here are 3 things your church can do to combat these trends.

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Global Hunger on the Rise after Decade of Decline
Global Hunger on the Rise after Decade of Decline

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The number of people experiencing hunger rose for the first time in a decade, a U.N. report said. A total of 815 million people experienced hunger last year, an increase of 38 million from 2015.

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U.S. Food Insecurity Declined in 2016, but Millions Still at Risk
U.S. Food Insecurity Declined in 2016, but Millions Still at Risk

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Although food insecurity in the U.S. declined for the fifth straight year, more than 15 million households still had inadequate access to food during 2016, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture's annual report.

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Clean Water, Proper Sanitation Essential to Ending Poverty
Clean Water, Proper Sanitation Essential to Ending Poverty

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Expanding access to clean water, along with proper sanitation and hygiene systems, is essential to ending global poverty, but often there is a gap between policy and implementation, a report states.

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What is Your Church Doing for Labor Day Services?
What is Your Church Doing for Labor Day Services?

By: Zach Dawes
To aid local churches and their leaders in preparing for the Labor Day holiday, EthicsDaily.com is running a two-part series this week, starting with this column featuring resources to help plan holiday services.

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Churches' Feeding, Clothing Ministries Are Most Visible
Churches' Feeding, Clothing Ministries Are Most Visible

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Feeding the hungry and clothing the poor are among the most visible local church ministries in the U.S., LifeWay Research says. At least half of all surveyed U.S. adults said they knew those ministries were taking place.

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Report: U.S. Child Well-Being Improved in 11 of 16 Areas
Report: U.S. Child Well-Being Improved in 11 of 16 Areas

By: EthicsDaily Staff
U.S. children have seen improvement over the past five years in 11 of 16 areas that serve as key indicators of well-being, a report said. Overall, children saw gains in economic well-being and health.

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20 Percent of Children in High-Income Nations Live in Poverty
20 Percent of Children in High-Income Nations Live in Poverty

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Based on an analysis of 41 nations, a significant number of children in these high-income nations are impoverished and experiencing food insecurity, a new United Nations report says.

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U.S. Faith Groups Respond to Trump's Proposed Budget
U.S. Faith Groups Respond to Trump's Proposed Budget

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The U.S. faith community has reacted to President Trump's budget proposal. Jewish, Catholic, Protestant and Islamic leaders responded primarily with concern and critique.

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It Matters: The Ethics of How We Treat Other Bodies
It Matters: The Ethics of How We Treat Other Bodies

By: Guy Sayles
Everything that happens to us - that is, to our bodies - matters to us and to God. In many ways, ethics is about how we treat bodies, our own and the bodies of others.

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South Sudan Faith Leaders Address U.N. Famine Declaration
South Sudan Faith Leaders Address U.N. Famine Declaration

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Baptist and Catholic leaders have addressed the United Nations' Feb. 20 formal declaration of famine in South Sudan, noting government complicity in the crises plaguing the African nation.

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UN: Despite Gains, Eradicating Poverty, Hunger Still Illusive
UN: Despite Gains, Eradicating Poverty, Hunger Still Illusive

By: EthicsDaily Staff
While millions still live in extreme poverty and billions remain malnourished, population increases, conflicts and climate change threaten natural resources and food security.

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Operation Inasmuch Packs Food for Hungry
Operation Inasmuch Packs Food for Hungry

By: David Crocker
For two decades, Operation Inasmuch has mobilized congregations in 22 states to minister to people in need. The ministry now offers a new way that churches can help - packaging nutritious meals for distribution.

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U.S. Homelessness Declines; Emergency Food Requests Up
U.S. Homelessness Declines; Emergency Food Requests Up

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Emergency food requests increased in 2016, even as overall homelessness rates continued to decline, a new report said. The leading reasons for the increase? Low wages and high housing costs.

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British Faith Leaders to Gov't: Help Besieged Syrians Now
British Faith Leaders to Gov't: Help Besieged Syrians Now

By: Paul Hobson
The leader of the Baptist Union of Great Britain has joined other faith leaders from that nation to urge government leaders to take immediate action to deliver aid to up to 250,000 civilians in Aleppo.

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Report: Hunger, Poverty Down; 'Daunting Challenges' Remain
Report: Hunger, Poverty Down; 'Daunting Challenges' Remain

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Although hunger and poverty are being addressed more effectively than any other time in history, daunting challenges - including global conflict and climate change - pose significant barriers to eradicating them.

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Report: Majority of People in Extreme Poverty Are Under 17
Report: Majority of People in Extreme Poverty Are Under 17

By: EthicsDaily Staff
A total of 767 million people worldwide in extreme poverty, defined as a household living on less than $1.90 per day per person. And 385 million of them, half of them, are 17 years old or younger.

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U.S. Food Insecurity Down, Still Above Prerecession Levels
U.S. Food Insecurity Down, Still Above Prerecession Levels

By: EthicsDaily Staff
A total of 15.8 million homes, or 12.7 percent of U.S. households, suffered from food insecurity in 2015. That's down from a high point of 14.9 percent in 2011, but still above pre-recession levels.

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Circle of Protection Request Meeting With Clinton, Trump to Discuss Hunger and Poverty
Circle of Protection Request Meeting With Clinton, Trump to Discuss Hunger and Poverty

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Circle of Protection seeks a meeting with both presumptive U.S. presidential nominees to discuss their plans to help the poor and hungry.

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Conflict, Lack of Rain Increase Food Insecurity in South Sudan
Conflict, Lack of Rain Increase Food Insecurity in South Sudan

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Nearly half the people of South Sudan (49 percent) are food insecure, meaning they are unsure where their next meals will come from. The record level of food insecurity is an 11 percent increase from 2014.

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Presidential Hopefuls Send Videos on Poverty To Christian Leaders
Presidential Hopefuls Send Videos on Poverty To Christian Leaders

By: EthicsDaily Staff
A Christian organization asked the presidential candidates to provide short videos on their approach to end poverty and hunger. Eleven candidates responded; three did not.

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Why Disputes Between Churches, UK Gov't Will Increase
Why Disputes Between Churches, UK Gov't Will Increase

By: Jon Kuhrt
As austerity measures kick in, clashes between the British government and churches will increase. Government wants Christians to pull drowning people out of the river. It doesn't want them to ask who's pushing them in.

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The Better Angels of Our Nature Appeared for a Week
The Better Angels of Our Nature Appeared for a Week

By: Robert Parham
Baptist missionaries saving Nigerian lives in the '60s. Interfaith leaders support an end to world hunger. The pope visits the U.S. These are some of our better angels that surfaced last week.

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Interfaith Leaders Commit to Help End Hunger by 2030
Interfaith Leaders Commit to Help End Hunger by 2030

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith leaders signed a statement calling for a broad commitment to end hunger by 2030. Bread for the World released the statement signed by 67 leaders.

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Why Churches Should Support UN Sustainable Development Goals
Why Churches Should Support UN Sustainable Development Goals

By: Chris Hall
The United Nations will vote on its Sustainable Development Goals to tackle poverty, hunger and other issues over the next 15 years. Here's why your church should support these initiatives.

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UN Poverty Goals Worthy of Christians' Support
UN Poverty Goals Worthy of Christians' Support

By: Gershon Nimbalker
The U.N.'s Millennium Development Goals have been an ambitious undertaking to address many facets of extreme poverty. Christians should be passionate champions of these goals.

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Global Food Insecurity Decreases, Millions Still Undernourished
Global Food Insecurity Decreases, Millions Still Undernourished

By: EthicsDaily Staff
The global population considered food insecure has declined by 167 million since 2005 and by 216 million since 1992, a report says. Reduction of food insecurity has varied greatly from region to region.

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Faith Leaders to Make Poverty, Hunger a 2016 Election Focus
Faith Leaders to Make Poverty, Hunger a 2016 Election Focus

By: EthicsDaily Staff
An alliance of Christian ministers is urging 2016 presidential hopefuls to call attention to hunger and poverty in their campaigns and present their views on video.

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Faith-Based Groups Work to Address Widespread Hunger in U.S.
Faith-Based Groups Work to Address Widespread Hunger in U.S.
By: EthicsDaily Staff
One in seven people in the U.S. seek food assistance, a new report says. Despite the need, many agencies reported that they had to reduce services in the last year.
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Why Church of England Must Break Ties with Government
Why Church of England Must Break Ties with Government
By: Jon Kuhrt
Having key roles in Britain's national events is seductive, but it is in forsaking them that the Church of England will find greater integrity. Until it does, it can never fully speak truth to power.
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How "The Hunger Games" Society Isn't Far from Our Own
By: Seth Vopat
In "The Hunger Games," the wealthy few make themselves throw up so they can continue to enjoy a lavish feast while the poor starve. With what we waste, are we so different?
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The Lord's Prayer Urges Us to Focus on Common Good
The Lord's Prayer Urges Us to Focus on Common Good
Jesus taught us to pray for bread. That prayer is about more than meeting individual needs; it's about all of us. We pray not just for our own needs, but the needs of the world.
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Solving Hunger Will Require More Than Charity
Solving Hunger Will Require More Than Charity
Jesus lived in hungry times. The devil suggested he take the struggle out of the provision of bread and be hailed as messiah. But hunger isn't an issue that will be solved by charity.
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Baptist Minister Learns Lesson on Greek Veranda
Baptist Minister Learns Lesson on Greek Veranda
A gentle rain and a simple meal on a veranda are a reminder of how good life is. But for the homeless and poor in the street below, this same rain is not a welcome sight.
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Dealing with Hunger Now and in the Future
Dealing with Hunger Now and in the Future
Whether domestically or overseas, it is more important to decrease hunger in the future than to simply give food to hungry people in the present. Food for the Hungry tackles both.
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Building Bigger Barns While Ignoring the Hungry
Building Bigger Barns While Ignoring the Hungry
The U.S. House of Representatives, under the guise of cost cutting and fiscal responsibility, passed a farm bill that aids the rich and attacks the poor. It reflects Jesus' parable about a foolish farmer.
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Fighting Food Poverty: Practical Care + Political Activism
Fighting Food Poverty: Practical Care + Political Activism
British churches are helping the poor who have been hit hard by budget cuts and rising unemployment. But that practical care needs to join with political activism to bring about real change.
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Skype Interview: Kevin Hagan Discusses Feed the Children
Skype Interview: Kevin Hagan Discusses Feed the Children
Kevin Hagan, president and CEO of Feed the Children, explains how the organization is addressing the underlying causes of hunger in a new Skype interview from EthicsDaily.com.
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The Invisible Poor in Your Own Back Yard
The Invisible Poor in Your Own Back Yard
The United States is a nation of plenty, yet some of our neighbors live with so little when we have so much. Why are the poor in our own back yards so invisible to us?
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Hungry and Barren
How do we move from hungry and barren to satisfied and fruitful? The New Testament couldn’t be clearer. “I am the bread of life,” Jesus says in John 6:35. “Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.” Later in John 15:5, that same Jesus says, “I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.” The answer to hunger and thirst and barrenness is one and the same—a personal, intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.
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Who Is Thirsty and Hungry?
Who is thirsty and hungry? Today, we acknowledge that we are thirsty and hungry. This morning, God invites us to feast upon God’s goodness and pardon. We dare to come to this feast not because of what we have done, and certainly not because we could pay for any of this. We are invited and accepted because of what Jesus has done for us. We just tag along with other sinful pilgrims and say, “We’re with Jesus.” And that is good enough.
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Putting Pressure on Tax-Avoiding Companies
Putting Pressure on Tax-Avoiding Companies
One of the ways to help bring an end to poverty is to put an end to tax-evading companies. When companies avoid taxes, poor nations lose money for schools and hospitals.
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Will You Eat Less to Reduce Global Hunger?
Will You Eat Less to Reduce Global Hunger?
Eating less can substantially reduce global hunger, not to mention improve the health of those of us in the U.S., where obesity has become a national epidemic.
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Global Campaign to Highlight Poverty, Corruption
Global Campaign to Highlight Poverty, Corruption
A coalition of Christian groups is launching a campaign to highlight global poverty and corruption, which keeps more than 850 million of the poorest of the poor undernourished.
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Who Is Your Favorite Television Chef?
As a person of faith, will you roll up your sleeves and tackle life’s biggest challenges instead of walking away?
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Jesus Cares About a Hungry World. Do We?
Jesus Cares About a Hungry World. Do We?
People don't choose to be hungry. For most, especially women and children, hunger is caused by the system in which we live that often favors the more fortunate while neglecting the poor.
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Feed Our Neighbors As We Feed Ourselves
Feed Our Neighbors As We Feed Ourselves
Many U.S. families experience hunger outright or alter their consumption patterns, such as buying less healthy but more filling food, to avoid hunger. Is your church part of the solution?
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British Church Pilots Community Food Project
British Church Pilots Community Food Project
A British church is piloting a community cafe, where people learn how to grow and prepare healthy and inexpensive food. Volunteers in the cafe or the community garden eat for free.
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Eating Is Moral Act in World Where Obese Outnumber Hungry
Eating Is Moral Act in World Where Obese Outnumber Hungry
The global community's diet is unbalanced. Millions face daily hunger; millions of others who struggle with obesity are eating themselves to death. How will we respond to this imbalance?
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Discovering God's Love As We Minister to Others
Discovering God's Love As We Minister to Others
Eager to bring God to the people of Africa, a young teacher instead found that God often comes to us through the love of the very people to whom we minister.
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Will the Faith Community Answer This Prayer?
Will the Faith Community Answer This Prayer?
"Give us this day our daily bread." This phrase in the Lord's Prayer is offered by the faith community, not an individual. Will this prayer be answered by the faithful sharing their abundance?
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British Food Banks on Rise as Cuts Hit Poorest
British Food Banks on Rise as Cuts Hit Poorest
As the British government's cutbacks take effect, one charity estimates that the number of people seeking assistance from food banks could swell to a half-million by 2015.
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Africa's Hunger Crisis Reveals U.S. Leadership Crisis
Africa's Hunger Crisis Reveals U.S. Leadership Crisis
More than 11 million people in the Horn of Africa are expected to need food assistance until August 2012. And the lack of a U.S. response to this hunger crisis points to a failure in leadership.
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How Will We Respond to Africa's Starving Families?
How Will We Respond to Africa's Starving Families?
As parents and children starve in a drought-ravaged region of Africa, what will it take for those of us blessed with plenty to abandon our complacency and respond with compassion and sacrifice?
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UN Goals to Halve Poverty Remain on Target
UN Goals to Halve Poverty Remain on Target
Amid calls to reduce the United Kingdom's foreign aid and charges of crying wolf over a drought-stricken region in Africa, the U.N.'s goal to cut the number of the world's poor in half by 2015 is on track.
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Food Crisis Worsens in Horn of Africa
Food Crisis Worsens in Horn of Africa
A worsening food crisis is affecting millions of people in the Horn of Africa. Humanitarian groups have been increasingly sounding the alarm, with one leader calling it the century's "worst food crisis."
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Power of Community Can Address Hunger, Poverty
Power of Community Can Address Hunger, Poverty
When natural disasters strike, communities are quick to help their neighbors. That's humanity at its best. What will it take for us to respond to the "slow-motion" tragedies of hunger, lack of health care and loneliness?
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The Face of Temptation
We can take comfort in that Jesus is not so unlike us that he can’t understand what we go through every day. It is precisely because he was tempted as we are that he can walk beside us and encourage us to respond as he did... obediently.
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British Baptist Team Helped Feed Libyan Refugees
British Baptist Team Helped Feed Libyan Refugees
Members of a British Baptist church faced 10-hour days in primitive conditions as they helped cook for tens of thousands of refugees, who have been pouring across Libya's border to escape the fighting.
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Three Reasons Why One Pastor Advocates for Poor
Three Reasons Why One Pastor Advocates for Poor
God has a bias toward the poor. With the cards of social resources stacked against the weak and the vulnerable, God tries to balance the scales by being on the side of the most vulnerable – the biblical widow and orphan.
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Hunger Group Hopes for Progress in 2011 on Global Malnutrition
WASHINGTON (RNS) Significant progress on global malnutrition can be made in 2011, the ecumenical anti-hunger group Bread for the World said.
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U.S. Hunger Stats Stable, but Still at Record High
WASHINGTON (RNS) The number of Americans struggling with hunger remained stable in 2009 despite the economic downturn, but remained at the highest recorded level.
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When Churches Follow Their Moral Compass
When Churches Follow Their Moral Compass
With all the craziness about what some churches have been doing, it's inspiring to learn that others are feeding the hungry, providing education about domestic violence and even sending inspirational text messages.
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Gulf Coast Food Banks Still in High Demand
NEW ORLEANS (RNS) Major charity groups say the needs of impacted families remain dire.
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Discover How You Can Help Eliminate Hunger
Discover How You Can Help Eliminate Hunger
More than 1 billion people in the world are hungry, most of them in underdeveloped nations. And we don't have to look far to realize people closer to home struggle with hunger. With so many in need, what can we do?
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Save the Date, Change the World on 10.10.10
Save the Date, Change the World on 10.10.10
Will you and your church be part of 100 million Christians praying on Oct. 10, 2010, for a "fresh vision" that will result in freeing a half-billion people from extreme poverty? It's part of the vision of the Micah Challenge.
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Your Invitation to Be a Born-Again Vegan
Your Invitation to Be a Born-Again Vegan
When we consider the damage that humans inflict upon the earth because they choose to be carnivorous, it makes sense that the original order of vegetarianism should be seriously reconsidered.
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Think Churches Can Feed America's Poor?
Think Churches Can Feed America's Poor?
With all the talk about healthcare and the nation's deficit, some have suggested that churches take over the responsibility for caring for the nation's poor. While it's a noble goal, the math falls short.
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Even on Thanksgiving, Millions Will Go Hungry
Even on Thanksgiving, Millions Will Go Hungry
While every day is filled with opportunities to give thanks, Thanksgiving gives us a chance to take a day to reflect and be grateful, including the fact that many of us have access to sufficient food.
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With Many People Going Hungry, Will Churches Help?
With Many People Going Hungry, Will Churches Help?
One in six people goes hungry in America and around the world. A new study reveals that Americans prefer religious groups to feed the hungry and homeless. Will churches step up to the task?
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Deflated: Why Don't These Top News About Balloon Boy?
Deflated: Why Don't These Top News About Balloon Boy?
Many are angry about the cost to rescue a boy who turned out not to be in a runaway balloon. Do they know the daily cost of the war in Iraq? Or how many Third World children starve to death in an afternoon?
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Living Bread
When we hunger for that grace, God does a magical thing. God reaches down into the very depths of our hearts and lifts us up above the cares and difficulties we encounter, and enters our personal wildernesses. And in that moment, we are offered something to eat, something that will never perish. I encourage you to accept this grace as if it were your very last meal, for in it you will find the Living Bread. And if you accept it, you will never hunger again.
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Hot Topics Make Up 'Sweet Justice' Series
Hot Topics Make Up 'Sweet Justice' Series
Some churches fear controversy, but not Second Baptist of Little Rock, Ark. Their Sweet Justice series tackled hot-button issues and offered first steps on how to get involved.
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Hunger Pangs? You're Fuller Than You Know.
Hunger Pangs? You're Fuller Than You Know.
More than one out of four Americans are obese. With so many people going without around the globe, have we forgotten what it means to be satisfied?
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Global Poverty
Too many American Christians have myopia about the malnourished and their moral obligations.
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What Will We Do about Hunger When Bread Prices Are Linked to Oil Prices?
Two statements about global hunger appeared a month apart. The latter statement will test the depth of commitment of the former.
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To Bee or Not to Be
Rising food and fuel prices are on the minds of much of the world. These realities exist hand in hand. It takes lots of energy for the massive food production needed to sustain (and in many cases, fatten) over six billion human residents on this orb. Thus, it is futile to think the cost of one will be unrelated to the other. Alongside these very noticeable realities, though, there is another busy contributor to food production. It is the honey bee.
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No Free Lunch
I'm sitting at my desk eating a free lunch and trying to catch up on the news from an international food summit currently taking place in Rome. It is being sponsored by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.
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World Bank Official Warns Rising Food Costs Could Push 100 Million Into Poverty
Surging food prices could push 100 million deeper into poverty, World Bank President Robert Zoellick said Sunday at the close of the International Money Fund-World Bank spring meetings in Washington.
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Moderate Baptist Leader Says SBC Neglecting the Hungry
The one-time director of hunger concerns for the Southern Baptist Convention said a downturn in giving to an annual hunger offering indicates the nation's largest Protestant denomination has turned its back on the poor.
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October 'Hunger Month' for Baptist World Alliance
The Baptist World Alliance observes October as Hunger Month. Why is this necessary? Consider the statistics that appear on the Bread for the World Web site:
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