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Hunger can be fixed

Today's Christians could be the generation that ends, or greatly reduces, mass hunger

Christians have various viewpoints about which government policies contribute to progress against hunger and poverty. But we should be able to agree that God cares about our politics, and that we should use our influence as citizens to speak up for hungry and vulnerable people.

The biblical mandate for political activity on behalf of the hungry is clear throughout Scripture. God didn't send Moses to Pharaoh to take up a collection for the oppressed. He sent him with a political message — let the people go free.

Progress has been made fighting hunger in recent decades. Today's Christians could be the generation that ends, or greatly reduces, mass hunger — if only we will respond, charitably and politically.


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