Hunger + Poverty Issues

Financing for Justice

Mon, 09/01/2008 Hunger Legislation

 The federal budget is more than just a long, complicated list of numbers. It is a moral document, showing in concrete financial terms the value that our country puts on the specific needs and wants of our people.

Global Food Crisis

Mon, 09/01/2008 Hunger Legislation

 The causes of the present food crisis are varied and complex. They include rising fuel prices, climate change, lack of investment in agriculture research and development, and misguided government policies.

New and Intensive Efforts Are Needed in the Areas of Agriculture and Environmental Sustainability

Mon, 09/01/2008 Human Rights

 In the Ganges River watershed of India, the receding Himalayan glaciers are causing floods in the monsoon season and water shortages in the dry season. Climate change is blamed for new disease patterns; for example, health care systems...

The Hunger Challenge

Sun, 03/01/2009 Sustainable Development

 “The global food price crisis that led to nearly a billion malnourished people in 2008 is not over,” says David Nabarro, coordinator of the UN Secretary General’s Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis. Although some prices have fallen due to speculation and cheaper fuel costs...

Development is the Goal

Thu, 01/01/2009 Sustainable Development

 The challenges to development are real, but they are not insurmountable. Ample proof exists that large gains can be made. Success depend on the commitment of developing countries, a commitment that must include...

Food For All

Thu, 01/01/2009 Hunger Legislation

 The 2009 Offering of Letters urges the new Congress and the new administration to fix U.S. foreign aid to make it more effective in reducing hunger and poverty.

Feed My Sheep

Sun, 03/01/2009 Christian Response

 When the apostles returned from their mission of preaching the Gospel and performing the work Christ commanded, they were anxious to share with Him all that had happened. Jesus recognized their need to be with Him, to retreat from the press of the mission. But the crowd followed them.

High Food Prices: A Silent Tsunami

Tue, 07/01/2008 Hunger Legislation

The World Food Program (WFP) has said that high food prices are creating the biggest challenge that WFP has faced in its 45 year history, a silent tsunami threatening to plunge more than 100 million people on every continent into hunger.

Pope Benedict XVI United States Visit

Mon, 04/21/2008 Christian Response

NEW YORK, APRIL 19, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI urged those who live inside the life and communion of the Church in the United States to move forward in hope and look toward a new spiritual renewal. 

General Assembly Hears 52 Additional Speakers During High Level Dialogue On Inter-religious, Inter-cultural Understanding, Cooperation For Peace

Wed, 10/10/2007 Christian Response

 GENERAL ASSEMBLY HEARS 52 ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS DURING HIGH-LEVEL DIALOGUEON INTERRELIGIOUS, INTERCULTURAL UNDERSTANDING, COOPERATION FOR PEACE