Interfaith Coalition Forms to Fight Hunger

May 20, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

On May 20, 2005 The Christian Post reported, "More than 40 heads of state representing more than 100 million people of faith will be gathering next month for an interfaith convocation that religious leaders say will be unprecedented in U.S. religious history. Hunger No More, an interfaith convocation on hunger organized by the Christian anti-hunger group Bread for the World (BFW), will bring together a host of prominent U.S. religious leaders on June 6 at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. The event, part of a larger conference in the capital, will address hunger in the United States and around the world. Participants will urge President Bush and members of Congress to join Christians, Jews, Muslims and people of other faiths in a new national commitment to ending hunger. If you gauge it by the diversity and the level of responsibility of the religious leaders who are involved, this event will be unprecedented in U.S. religious history, said BFW President David Beckmann during a press conference held on Tuesday."