Faith and Law: Blog

On May 17, I had the unique opportunity to co-speak with the Canon Gideon Byamugisha on the role of faith leaders and global AIDS in Washington, DC at a Faith & Law Symposium.

Faith & Law is a nonprofit organization that hosts a monthly symposium for speakers to address contemporary political and cultural issues from a Christian worldview for congressional staff on the Hill.

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Jennifer Dyer
Ending Physical and Spiritual Famine

"I'm starving to death!" It's 11:30 a.m. on a typical work day. I'm leaning over the side of my cubicle to complain to a co-worker. It's been three hours since I've eaten breakfast, and I'm already anticipating lunch. I whine as if I'm powerless to stop my stomach from growling. But in reality, I have no idea what it feels like to actually "starve to death."

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Jennifer Dyer
How to end hunger

What does a world without hunger look like? It looks like everyone having the nutritious meals they need to flourish. Churches, charities, food banks, and non-profit organizations cannot get there alone. Government programs and policies play an important role too.

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Katie Martin
Famines

The presence of major life-taking famines has diminished significantly and abruptly as compared to earlier eras. This is not in anyway to underplay the very real risk facing the roughly 80 million people currently living in a state of crisis-level food insecurity and therefore requiring urgent action. Nevertheless, the parts of the world that continue to be at risk of famine represent a much more limited geographic area than in previous eras, and those famines that have occurred recently have typically been far less deadly.

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Katie Martin