Grace at the Table: Ending Hunger in God's World

Overview

Widespread hunger is no longer necessary. Wars and tyrants will always cause some to go without, but we already have the ideas, experience, financing and technology to put nearly all hunger behind us--if we have the will to do it. Twenty-five years after the launching of Bread for the World, the nation's pre-eminent citizens' lobby on hunger, its president (David Beckmann) along with its founder (Arthur Simon), tell us what they've learned in question-and-answer format and with ...
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Overview

Widespread hunger is no longer necessary. Wars and tyrants will always cause some to go without, but we already have the ideas, experience, financing and technology to put nearly all hunger behind us--if we have the will to do it. Twenty-five years after the launching of Bread for the World, the nation's pre-eminent citizens' lobby on hunger, its president (David Beckmann) along with its founder (Arthur Simon), tell us what they've learned in question-and-answer format and with stories that give the statistics human faces.

Every time we give thanks, every time we say grace at a meal, we are reminded that our daily bread is a gift from God--and is a gift to share. Here is a book that shows us God's heart and how we can help to end hunger in God's world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809138661
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Pages: 219
  • Sales rank: 971,453
  • Product dimensions: 5.35 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I. Hunger in God's World
1. A Place at the Table 3
2. What God Intends 7
3. World Hunger 15
4. Hunger Next Door 23
Section II. Ending Hunger
5. Focused Efforts 37
6. The Way Out 44
Section III. The Overloaded Earth
7. You Can't Save Forests If People Are Starving 53
8. Too Many People? 58
9. Too Little Food? 64
Section IV. A Jobs-Based Strategy
10. Creating Good Jobs 75
11. Investing in People 81
12. Welfare Reform 87
Section V. Gender and Race
13. Women Bear the Brunt 95
14. Racism and Hunger 100
Section VI. The Economics of Hunger
15. Two Cheers for Capitalism 109
16. The Global Economy 113
17. Does Trade Hurt or Help? 119
18. International Investment and Debt 125
19. Crumbs from the Table 133
20. The World Bank and the IMF 141
Section VII. The Politics of Hunger
21. Charity Is Not Enough 149
22. The Government Has to Do Its Part 156
23. Guns and Bread 162
24. Democracy and Human Rights 169
25. Can We Afford to End Hunger? 173
26. Transforming the Politics of Hunger 179
Section VIII. Taking Action
27. The Recovery of Vision 191
28. You Can Make a Difference! 195
29. Bread for the World 201
Resources 207
Notes 209
Acknowledgments 218
About the Authors 219
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