Poverty & Hunger

Articles

January 26, 2012

[U.N. News Service] The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) Jan. 26 is honoring Nobel Peace Prize laureate and activist Desmond Tutu, archbishop emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa, for his efforts in the battle against hunger and his advocacy on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable people...

November 11, 2011

Eight years ago, Vietnam veteran Garry Clemmons was a homeless addict, depressed and anxious. Today, he's sober, remarried and working for the Episcopal Church-sponsored program he credits with turning his life around: the Veterans Re-Entry Program at St. Francis House in the Episcopal Diocese...

November 10, 2011

Hace ocho años, Garry Clemmons, veterano de Vietnam, era un hombre sin hogar, adicto, deprimido y ansioso. En la actualidad, es una persona sobria, se ha vuelto a casar y trabaja para el programa auspiciado por la Iglesia Episcopal al que él le atribuye ese cambio radical en su vida: el...

November 6, 2011

Dear Members of the United States Senate,

As the presiding bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and The Episcopal Church, we write to lift up the shared commitment of our churches to alleviate global poverty, hunger, and insecurity. We urge you to support this...

October 28, 2011

With the help of many from the community, Calvary Episcopal Church in Richmond planted a fruit orchard of 25 trees at their Growing in Grace Community Gardens on Oct. 26. In July, Calvary was awarded a fruit orchard from Dreyer's Fruit Bars after winning an online voting contest.

Twenty...

October 11, 2011

This three-part series on the importance of Foreign Assistance began with a parable of a single Samaritan who transcended cultural boundaries and personal gain to save another's life. This final installment focuses on the power of partnership when governments and churches come together to save...

October 5, 2011

Dear Senator / Representative,

As you work to finalize the budget for fiscal year 2012 according to the cuts mandated by the Deficit Reduction and Budget Reform Act of 2011, the Episcopal Church urges you to find budget solutions that do not further burden poor and vulnerable populations...

October 4, 2011

Dear Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction,

The Episcopal Church urges you to find budget solutions that do not further burden poor and vulnerable populations in the United States, refugees and displaced populations, or impoverished communities around the world....

September 28, 2011

Street people used to frighten Edith Heller. "They were a little scary, and they'd say funny things, and they looked funny, and they were different."

"And now," she says, "they're my best buddies. I know the people on the streets … and I know why they sometimes hear things in their heads...

September 22, 2011

Diane Riley spends her days advocating for hungry people, recognizing that she could be in their place were she born 25 years later.

"I grew up in a very blue-collar home, and I know that today we would be one of the people going to food pantries," said Riley, advocacy director for the...

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