Zero Hunger: What Brazil Can Teach the World

On the way home tonight, I tuned into MPR's Marketplace report. As I listened I heard a wonderful story about Brazil's success in feeding its population. In 2003, the leftist union leader Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva was elected president and made food a basic human right for his people. Zero Hunger was a program …

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Thoughts from an Over-the-top Idealist

We all know that the unemployment rate in our country is quite high - 8.5% as of December 2011. However, what most of us don't realize is that it is grossly inadequate as it fails to take into consideration the long-term unemployed and the underemployed as millions of Americans are only able to find part-time …

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Reclaiming the Church

One of the most wonderful things that I learned and came to really understand while working for Bread for the World was the importance of backing my faith up with my actions. My belief and trust in Jesus should work itself out in my behavior and not just in church attendance, reading the Bible and …

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Dear Pastor Hammond

Dear Pastor Hammond: On Monday, I read an article on MPR's website about your endorsement of Michele Bachmann. I have to admit that in learning such I was quite disappointed. My disappointment does not lay in the fact that I do not agree with many of Ms. Bachmann's positions or politics yet it lies in …

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