Hunger + Poverty Issues

2008: The Year of Global

Tue, 04/01/2008 Sustainable Development

 Millions more of the world’s most vulnerable people are facing starvation as food shortages loom and crop prices spiral ever upwards...

Climate Change Likely to Increase Risk of Hunger

Mon, 10/01/2007 Environment

 Agriculture is the sector most affected by changes in climate patterns and will be increasingly vulnerable in the future. Especially at risk are developing countries, which are highly dependent on agriculture and have fewer resources and options to combat damage from climate change.

The Hunger Crisis: Letter of Rev. David Beckmann to President Bush

Thu, 05/15/2008 Hunger Legislation

 You have already responded to the increase in global food prices, and I understand you are considering yet bolder action. This letter recommends elements for a Presidential Hunger Initiative. It would include completion of a reformed Farm Bill, funding for assistance to hungry people and agricultural development in poor parts of the world, and global policy initiatives.

Fight Hunger-Walk the World

Tue, 04/18/2006 Christian Response

 As members of an international congregation, we recognize our obligation and opportunities to develop a world vision and a sense of global responsibility. CC & RR 9 exhorts us: "We are members of the prophetic church. While recognizing our own need for conversion, we bear witness to God's holiness and justice. We announce the liberating presence of Jesus Christ and...

Pope Benedict XVI for the Celebration of the World Day of Peace

Mon, 01/08/2007 Christian Response

At the beginning of the new year, I wish to extend prayerful good wishes for peace to Governments, leaders of nations and all men and women of good will. In a special way, I invoke peace upon... 

Church Leaders Call for Ending Illegal Occupation of Palestinian Territories

Fri, 06/22/2007 Christian Response

 World Council of Churches international peace conference partipants endorse launch of Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum

Continuation of General Assembly Hears 52 Additional Speakers

Tue, 10/09/2007 Hunger Legislation

 Continuation of General Assembly...

Which Will Win Out in the Food Crisis: Greed or Guilt

Fri, 05/09/2008 Hunger Legislation

 This week we saw some big gestures but small progress in the fight to tackle the soaring costs of food worldwide. But in the wash of statistics, finger-pointing, excuse-making and rescue packages from governments and international agencies, we often miss the...

How Do We End Domestic Hunger? A Vision of Justice in the Snare of Charity

Fri, 04/18/2008 Hunger Legislation

Thank you Ladies and Gentlemen:
And thank you to the organizers of this conference for having me here. As perhaps the nation’s oldest domestic hunger scholar, I am never sure whether I am being brought in for some perceived added value or simply to see if I can still stand and speak at the same time. If it’s the latter, I hope to assure you that I can. But I want to do it today not with the usual cheery exhortations of a wrap-up speaker, but with...

UN Secretary General Address The General Assembly Lays Out Vision Of Stronger, More Flexible, Efficient, Accountable United Nations

Wed, 09/26/2007 Hunger Legislation

 epartment of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York Secretary-General, in address to General Assembly, lays out vision of stronger,more flexible, efficient, accountable United Nations

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s address to the General Assembly, “A Stronger United Nations for a Better World”, in New York, 25 September 2007: