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Meet the Authors

KDB Lobby Day2  Kimberly Burge is Senior Writer/Editor in Bread for the World’s national office, where she has worked for 11 years. She’s also a contributing writer for Sojourners magazine. These are a few of her favorite things: Johnny Cash’s music, traveling (South Africa, Australia, Costa Rica), ginger limeade, E.B. White’s essays. (Give Strunk and White another chance. Seriously.) She’s currently slogging her way through an MFA in nonfiction writing at George Mason University; her thesis is a series of essays on Africa. 

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Brian P. Duss is the Multimedia Associate for Bread for the World in Washington, DC.  He graduated from Messiah College in 1998 with a B.A. in Communications.  When he’s not taking photos, shooting video or recording for podcasts he’s playing with his ‘math rock’ band, IBID.  Brian is also a board member of We Are Family, a senior services organization in DC.

Holly_headshotHolly Hight is the Field Organizer with Bread for the World's California Regional Office. She graduated from Scripps College in 2004 with a B.A. in Religious Studies. Holly is passionate about faith, advocacy, justice and drinking good beer. She loves to cook delicious food and spend time with her husband Joel. 

Carlos_mugshotmeCarlos Navarro volunteers as state coordinator for Bread for the World in New Mexico and has been a member of the organization since 1983. He earned a BA in Journalism/Communications from Loyola University in New Orleans and an MBA in International Trade from Laredo State University (now Texas A&M International University) in Laredo, Texas. Both those degrees are very useful in his job as writer-editor for SourceMex, a weekly newsletter on political and economic issues, published by the Latin America Data Base at the University of New Mexico.  In his spare time Carlos grows chile peppers (and enjoys their byproducts) and rides his mountain bike in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. He is also an avid fan of the New Orleans Saints.

Robin Robin Stephenson is a Field Organizer for the Western Region and is based in Portland, Oregon.  After graduating from UC Berkeley and a career as a contract archeologist, Robin began working at Bread for the World as an organizer with the strong belief that justice requires the voice of the people – speaking loudly and in unison.  When not community organizing, Robin enjoys Portland’s incredible array of happy hour cuisine.  Her favorite things include baseball games on warm nights, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, her kitties and being Goo Goo to her niece and nephew in China.


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I'm trying to get in touch with Kendra Rinas. Kendra, I want to hear about the amazing work you all are doing and want to catch up with YOU! Email me, I miss you!

Be well,

Hey there! We'd love to get added to your blogroll.

The ONE Blog - www.theoneblog.org

(I especially loved your "how to call you rep" video.)


Catholic Charities USA launched the Campaign to Reduce Poverty in America in January of this year and now have a blog about it, we'd love to be added to your blogroll.
We do believe that poverty is a threat to the common good and that all people of good will should learn more, act, and hold each other and our leaders to the task of cutting poverty in America.


Hi folks,

Please consider linking to the Amanda Watts Benefit in your sidebar, and writing a post about our project. I'd be glad to talk to you more about it, and put you in contact with the benefit organizer.



i think you guys are the greatest! i'll have my friend send along his dissertation on blogging for development; you would enjoy it, i think.


Hi all,

Please join us at Poverty in America: Beyond the Numbers


The new biofuel bill will skyrocket food prices around the world, which will hurt the poor and people on fixed incomes the most. This new Bush biofuels bill is a worse disaster than the Iraq war, and it will have a higher body count due to starvation. That is why UN food officials have called it a "crime against humanity." Respected scientists have called it a "scam."

SEE: http://home.att.net/~meditation/bio-fuel-hoax.html


I'd like to recommend our group blog for inclusion on your "blog roll."

Our group site is largely focused on social justice, including issues of economic justice, social justice, poverty, equality and other issues of peace and justice. We'd be honored if you would list our site here. Thank you.

Our Site:
Everyday Citizen

Thank you.

Please spare 6 minutes of your life and watch this film, and share it with your members, friends and family. This film is a true story about the hunger and poverty brought about by Globalization. There are 10,000 people dying everyday due to hunger and malnutrition. This short film shows a forgotten portion of the society. The people who live on the refuse of men to survive. What is inspiring is the hope and spirituality that never left this people.. Bring awareness about food and waste. Bring change in your life and impact the world to make it a better place.


This film was shown at BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL

Hey Guys.

Love what you do. Thought this might fit in with the discussions you have here on the blog - Here's a video about churches fighting poverty and its consequences.


Hello authors of the Bread Blog,

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Greatnonprofits, a nonprofit organization that has partnered with GuideStar to gather reviews and stories of nonprofits is conducting the Food and Shelter Awards to promote the work of great organizations providing food and shelter to the needy.


I wanted to share this information with you and your readers and encourage everyone to check out the Awards and submit a review for your favorite organization. The campaign ends December 22, so there's still plenty of time to log on and share a story.

For more information, please contact me at emma.bundy@gmail.com. Good luck!

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