Urging our nation's leaders to end hunger

God is moving in our midst

We opened our morning session with songs of praise.  It was a wonderful way to start the day.  Rev. David Beckmann, President of Bread for the World, passionately spoke about God calling us to participate in the work of liberation.  He said, "Our gracious God is asking us to play a central role in this process of liberation.  We need to get serious about overcoming poverty in our communities and also all over the world."

Then, Mr. Salil Shetty - the Director of the UN Millennium Campaign - delivered a powerful message about the Millennium Development Goals.  This year marks the half-way point to achieving the MDGs by 2015.  We are at a crucial point.  He likened this moment in history to that of a sports game - it's halftime and the game could go either way.  As citizen's of the United States, we have a powerful role.  We can influence our nation's leaders to increase funding and work in partnership for global development. 

It is a matter of political will.  You must hold your leaders to account on promises they’ve made...We must remove seeds of doubts.  And, plant seeds of hope. - Mr. Salil Shetty


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