IN PRISM'S BOOK BAG: The just-released ENDING HUNGER NOW – A CHALLENGE TO PERSONS OF FAITH by George McGovern, Bob Dole, and Donald E. Messer
"To a hungry person," noted Mahatma Gandhi, "God can appear only as a piece of bread." Thus "feeding the hungry" always has been at the heart of Christian faith and ethics, as well as every other major religious and ethical system.
In ENDING HUNGER NOW: A CHALLENGE TO PERSONS OF FAITH, just out from Augsburg Fortress Press, coauthors George McGovern, Bob Dole, and Donald E. Messer share their conviction that ending hunger is a religious imperative and a human priority. Writing for congregations and individuals of faith, they appeal to the biblical, theological and ethical foundations of action against hunger. Informative, inspiring, and filled with practical suggestions and discussion questions, the book encourages personal involvement and political commitment to the cause.
To learn more and to order the book for your church, small group, or personal study, click here – http://www.augsburgfortress.org/learning/endinghungernow/thebook.asp
WORLD FOOD DAY is October 16th: A focus for year-around action
AWARENESS: More than 840 million people around the world remain hungry and still more suffer from poor nutrition. World Food Day is a worldwide event designed to increase awareness of the complex issues around food security.
UNDERSTANDING: Hunger is a symptom of many problems that, together, keep people hungry and poor. It can be found in any country. Local World Food Day events and activities help people understand this challenge and take steps to address it.
ACTION: The most successful World Food Day observances happen when local organizers work together to increase awareness and understanding within their own community.
Get inspired. Be an inspiration. Working together works. To see how, visit www.WorldFoodDayUSA.org