Organizers of Bread for the World’s 2006 Offering of Letters campaign want members of Congress to “eat the words” of Christians committed to ending world hunger with the hope that, so nourished, the legislators will “appropriate a robust increase in poverty-focused development assistance—$5 billion—in the 2007 budget.”
An ecumenical, nonpartisan citizens’ movement with a membership of 55,000 representing 45 denominations and church agencies, Bread for the World will use the letters as part of its Lobby Day on June 13. The event’s goal is to direct “an additional 1 percent of the federal budget to overcoming the global emergencies of extreme poverty, hunger and AIDS.”
For more information call (800) 82-BREAD; visit www.bread.org.
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