"In 1993, as a Member of
Along with Ambassador Hall, three other leaders—Jim Wallis, president and CEO of Sojourners, Rev.
“These proposed cuts cross a moral line,” said
“The debate about the federal deficit is really a debate about national priorities. We invite God to reshape our personal priorities and the priorities of our nation. We hope our fast will help draw public attention to threatened cuts to programs that help hungry and poor people,” said Rev.
"Seven in ten of the world's hungry are women, who are also responsible for ensuring that their families are fed," said
The budget cuts proposed in the
For weeks individual organizations had been running their own advocacy campaigns, but formally announced a new coalition out of concern of the devastating effects that proposed budget cuts could have on vulnerable people. Leaders of these organizations will be joining in fasting, prayer and other acts of personal sacrifice over the course of the next several weeks and inviting their constituencies—together representing millions of Americans—to do the same.
The growing list of organizations in the HungerFast.org coalition includes: ActionAid, Alliance to End Hunger,
Bread for the World
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Women Thrive Worldwide
Source: Bread for the World