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Social Networking to End Hunger

Beth Kanter, social networking guru, recently posted about ways to take action on the issue of hunger.  She pledging to lose 10 pounds and she is encouraging her friends to sponsor her efforts.  All the proceeds will benefit the Austin Foodbank.  She is using her skills as a saavy social networker to generate awareness through Twitter and Tyson Food's blog.  Be sure to check it out.

Wendy Wetzel, pastor from the Oregon coast, posted on her blog about our financial priorities in our nation and the current economic bailout.  She recently signed the ONE Campaign's petition to ask ONE question of the presidential candidates about extreme poverty in our world.  She writes:

And as America turns to the standard bearers of our major political parties for some confidence, some direction, some vision for the future of our country, I will be listening to what they say about our world and hoping for Just ONE Question on global poverty in our increasingly interconnected world. I hope they both say yes, we'll find the money, because that's important to us.

Although it's easy to forget, that's important to me.

Save the economy? Yes. Then, please, let's do what we can to save the world.

Bread for the World is using social networking tools to generate political advocacy to end hunger. Are you part of our Facebook group?  Check it out.  We're also providing new ways for people to hear about our work through our monthly podcast - Breadcast. Discover new artists.  Learn more about hunger advocacy.

What are some of your favorite blogs or social networking sites that encourage you to get involved in a specific cause?

 

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In the spirit of social networking I thought you might want to spread the word that WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran will be on Letterman tonight.

via: http://meaningfulnessoflittlethings.blogspot.com/2008/09/josette-sheeran-on-letterman-tonight.html

Wow, I just found myself quoted here via Googling myself. I have no problem with it, but if you'd let me know I would have pointed a link back here. I didn't realize you had this blog.

I love the power of the Internet and social networking to spread the news about social issues, both needs and victories. It's advocacy that multiplies advocacy.


Wendy Wetzel (who for the record is not a pastor, though my husband is a youth pastor and I volunteer)

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