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Episcopal Presiding Bishop points to December 21: For Such a Time as This: A Call to Prayer, Fasting, and Advocacy

As December 21 nears, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has presented a video noting that we remain in a time for prayer, fasting and advocacy this Advent and Christmas in support of policies that provide opportunities for and respect to the dignity of people struggling with poverty through For Such a Time as This: A Call to Prayer, Fasting, and Advocacy.

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Speaking to the Soul: Enough

How is it that five barley loaves and two fish were enough food to fill 5,000 people? And, there were leftovers! How is it then that with all of the resources in the world, so many people are starving?

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Speaking to the Soul: A Modern Parable

by Linda McMillan

Middle-aged women traveling alone are not common in Ye. English-speaking women from America are not common either. Thus, last week, when the traveler stepped into the beer station, all eyes turned to gaze upon the fat, white, lady from afar.

“Where you come from?” they wanted to know.

“I am from America,” said the traveler. And all nodded that they know where that is, and they murmured “Obama, yes… Obama, strong.”

“Why you come Ye?” They wanted to know.

“I came to […]

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Loaves and fishes on West Virginia buses

In Jefferson County, W.Va., lunch buses are part of the Summer Intergenerational Food Services Program, which in turn is an initiative prompted by the Feed to Achieve Act, bringing food to children 18 and younger when school is out of session.

According to a story from West Virginia Public Broadcasting, when the program started, no children came to the bus’s designated stop, so:

Senator John Unger, a Democrat from Berkeley County, is the brains behind the Lunch Bus, and he decided if […]

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World hunger is declining, according to UN

The year 2015 marks the end of the Millennium Development Goals’ (MDG) monitoring period, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations released a report last week that hunger continues to decline, as indicated by measurements of undernourishment and low body weight in children under five.

About 795 million people are undernourished globally, down 167 million over the last decade, and 216 million less than in 1990–92. The decline is more pronounced in developing regions, despite significant population growth. […]

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