Hunger + Poverty Issues

The Environment: A Religious Concern

Sat, 12/01/2007 Christian Response

What we call the environment is fundamentally a religious issue. The environment is only a pale reflection of a much richer word: Creation. Not simply what happened “in the beginning,” but the world that reflects the glory of the Creator here and now…

Climate: Changes, Challenges, and Consequences

Sun, 07/01/2007 Environment

The links between climate change, hunger and poverty will be the focus of the 2007 World Food Day teleconference. The overwhelming majority of the world's climate scientists are convinced that the looming crisis is caused primarily by humankind's activities and will require immediate and farsighted action by all nations, rich and poor.

Images of God

Wed, 11/01/2006 Christian Response

By contemplation we mean the journey and the encounter with God that transforms us into ever fuller images and likenesses of God, capable of seeing with the eyes of God and loving with the heart of God.

Near Year Resolution

Mon, 01/01/2007 Christian Response

As we begin a new year many of us will make New Year resolutions. All too often these resolutions fill us with good intentions and nothing more. More often than not our New Year resolutions revolve around health and wealth – I am not going to smoke, I am going on a diet, I am not going to over spend, but stay within my budget, etc…

Offering of Letters for 2007

Mon, 01/01/2007 Hunger Legislation

Seeds of Change: Help Farmers End Hunger is the title for the 2007 Offering of Letters. The Offering will focus on reforming the U.S. Farm Bill in ways that will reduce hunger in the U.S. and around the world.

Rejoicing in the Harvest

Thu, 02/01/2007 Christian Response

When you think of a field ripe for harvesting, how do you feel? Excited to get to work? Or overwhelmed by the size of the job? Jesus shows his disciples that there is enough work for everyone to keep busy. But he also reminds them that they are not alone in that work, and assures them that their work will not go unrewarded.

Farm Bill Facts For Louisiana

Wed, 08/01/2007 Hunger Legislation

Hunger & Poverty: Approximately 12.8% of households in Louisiana are hungry or at risk of hunger - compared to 11.4% nationwide.

Religious Working Group on the Farm Bill

Tue, 05/01/2007 Christian Response

From God's initial command to be good stewards of creation to the Prophets' call for justice among governments and nations, people of faith in every age are called together to work for the common good. Inspired by Jesus' command to care for poor and hungry people, we join together to support policies that promote economic justice, strengthen rural communities at home and around the world, care for the land as God's creation, foster right relations among nations and achieve an end to hunger.

International Aid: A Solution

Thu, 03/01/2007 Hunger Legislation

Almost all of the deaths from hunger and disease can be stopped. The cost to do this is about $195 billion a year, according to the United Nations. Recently, 22 developed countries listed below pledged to work towards each giving 0.7% (a little less than 1%) of their national income in international aid, which would raise the $195 billion.

The Farm Bill: A Biblical Basis

Thu, 03/01/2007 Christian Response

Perhaps the most powerful way we can serve people in need is with our voices.