Source: The Salt Lake Tribune
Wire Service: RNS
On June 10, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "Religious leaders from around the country and across the political spectrum have launched a widespread political campaign to end hunger in the United States. They are calling on Congress to pass a hunger-related bill and demanding President Bush not cut federal funding of poverty and hunger programs. 'Arguably it is almost the whole of all organized religion in the United States,' said the Rev. David Beckmann, Bread for the World president, of the Hindu, Muslim, Protestant, Catholic and Jewish leaders lobbying against hunger. 'This is the beginning, we feel, we hope, of a new movement to overcome poverty.'"