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Washington, D.C. – Today, Bread for the World released the following statement on the passing of U.S. representative and civil rights leader John Lewis:
“Bread for the World mourns the passing of Rep. John Lewis, an African American faith leader who was a hero and icon of the civil rights movement. A leader and speaker at the historic March on Washington, during his 23 years representing Georgia’s 5th district in the U.S. Congress he was often referred to as our ‘nation’s moral conscience.’ Rep. Lewis dedicated his life to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties, and building what he and other civil rights leaders called 'The Beloved Community’ in the U.S. and globally.
“While in Congress, Rep. Lewis supported expansion of numerous anti-hunger initiatives including legislation to improve and expand food security and nutrition programs globally, and child nutrition and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the U.S. Bread was honored to work with him on these efforts over the years. May his life and legacy be an inspiration to all who stand courageously to end hunger and poverty and seek the end injustice everywhere.”
The efforts to redress systemic racism and injustice, violence, and oppression we see today would not be possible without the leadership and sacrifices made by Rep. Lewis and so many others. In this moment in our nation, Bread for the World reaffirms its commitment to these efforts. Read our statement: A call to life, racial justice, healing, and transformation.
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While climate change impacts everyone, regardless of race, policies and practices around climate have historically discriminated against and excluded people of color.
“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in faith.” These words from Colossians 2:6 remind us of the faith that is active in love for our neighbors.
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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is designed to respond to changes in need, making it well suited to respond to crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bread for the World and its partners are asking Congress to provide $200 million for global nutrition.
In 2017, 11.8 percent of households in the U.S.—40 million people—were food-insecure, meaning that they were unsure at some point during the year about how they would provide for their next meal.