9780664236847

Exodus from Hunger: We Are Called to Change the Politics of Hunger

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  • ISBN13:

    9780664236847

  • ISBN10:

    0664236847

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/20/2010
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Pub Corp

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Summary

It is within America's technical and financial power to help end world hunger in our lifetime, if we set our hearts and minds to the task.Contrary to what many people believe, the world has made measurable advancements against hunger and poverty over the last several decades. But too often the binding constraint on further progress is a simple lack of political will. As a result, one of the most powerful ways to affect change is often the most neglected--political activism.In this powerful and hopeful book, David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World and a leading anti-hunger activist, looks at the causes of hunger, presents case studies of countries that have made great strides against it, and puts a human face on the problem by sharing stories of people who are, quite simply, hungry every day. The problems can seem overwhelming but Beckmann lays out a clear and workable plan for effectively using political channels to make great progress. He not only challenges us to get involved, he shows us how.It is no less than our call to do so.

Author Biography

David Beckmann is president of Bread for the World, a collective Christian voice urging our nation's leaders to end hunger in our country and around the world. He is a Lutheran pastor and an economist. The 2010 World Food Prize recognizes his leadership in achieving changes that have helped hundreds of millions of hungry people.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Where Things Stand Now
Widespread and Increased Hungerp. 19
Dramatic Progress Is Feasiblep. 30
Countries That Have Reduced Hunger and Povertyp. 47
Where We Want to Go
This Is God Moving in Our Timep. 65
Getting Serious about Poverty Would Be Good for Americap. 81
People of Faith Can Make Congress Workp. 91
Hopeful Developments in U.S. Politicsp. 110
A Time to Change History for Hungry Peoplep. 132
How We Get There Together
How God Has Drawn Me Inp. 155
Take a Stepp. 167
We Need Godp. 183
Notesp. 186
Indexp. 197
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