Hunger + Poverty Issues

Earth Our Common Home and Our Responsibility to Sustain It

Sat, 03/01/2008 Environment

Rapid climate change as the result of human activity is today recognized as a reality. People around the world are experiencing the impacts of frequency of extreme climatic events. Our Earth is being changed by pollution caused by human activity. 

2008 Offering of Letters (2008)

Sat, 03/01/2008 Hunger Legislation

  Bread for the World’s 2008 Offering of Letters is pushing for more and better poverty-focused development assistance – funding for programs that give poor countries the skills and opportunities to break the cycle of poverty permanently. These include long-term investments in education, agriculture, nutrition, health and clean water.

World Food Program

Sun, 06/01/2008 Hunger Legislation

 WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian organization and the U.N. frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.

The Global Poverty Act (S.2433)

Sun, 06/01/2008 Hunger Legislation

 Some myths and truths about the Global Poverty Act...

Emergency and Long Term Steps Needed To Address World Food Crisis

Sun, 06/01/2008 Hunger Legislation

 According to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, “The rapidly escalating crisis of food availability around the world has reached emergency proportions. The World Bank has indicated that the doubling of food crisis over...

Exegesis of Isaiah 58:1-10

Wed, 10/01/2008 Christian Response

 With the opening words in Isaiah 58, the prophetic purpose is proclaimed. The prophetic mission was not to foresee future events or even to provide guidelines or a behavioral roadmap for the people to follow. The primary role of prophets was to...

World Food Security: The Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy

Sat, 11/01/2008 Environment

 Climate change affects everyone. But the worst hit will be hundreds of millions of small-scale farmers, fishers and forest-dependent people who are already vulnerable and food insecure. By affecting the availability of land, water and biodiversity, and the price of food...

Are We Reaching Out to the Hungry

Sat, 11/01/2008 Hunger Legislation

In 2000, 189 countries endorsed the 8 Millennium Development goals. First on the list was to cut in half the proportion of the world’s poor and hungry by 2015. Progress has been made on poverty, but...

Report From The World Bank Group and Climate Change

Sat, 03/01/2008 Environment

 While global warming and climate changes affect people and the natural environment everywhere, the World Bank Group believes that developing countries are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change than rich countries.

The Role of the United States in the Global Food Crisis

Wed, 10/01/2008 Hunger Legislation

 The governments and people of poor countries are bearing most of the cost of the global hunger crisis. Between 2006 and 2007, the cost of food imported by low-income food-deficit countries rose by $30 billion. Governments are subsidizing food, agricultural inputs like seeds and tools and fuel.