Hunger and the Budget Crisis – a Faith Based Call to Action

August 9, 2011 at 7:33 am Leave a comment

Saturday, September 17th, 9am – 1pm


Free event

Mercy Corps Global Headquarters

45 SW Ankeny St.
Portland, OR

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The current budget crisis threatens devastating cuts in programs that help the
poor and hungry, both within our country and overseas. The benefits of decades
of advocacy work to reduce poverty can be erased with the decisions made this
year and next. This conference will detail the impact of these cuts and
formulate an advocacy action plan which can combine our voices to create a
circle of protection around these programs, and reaffirm the idea that a budget
is a moral document that represents the values of our nation – of opportunity
for all.

Keynote Speaker:

Chuck Sheketoff, Oregon Center for Public Policy

Panelists:

Joe Hastings – Catholic Relief Services
Jeff Kleen – Oregon Food BankJoel Hastings – Catholic Relief Services
Tom Head – George Fox University Economics Dept.
Robin Stephenson – Bread for the World

Sponsors:

Bread for the World Oregon Team
Oregon Food Bank
Portland Archdiocese Office of Life, Peace and Justice
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon
Jubilee Oregon
Catholic Relief Services
Oregon Area Jewish Committee
George Fox University Centers on Global Studies, Peace and Justice
Oregon Hunger Roundtable Against Hunger
For more information or to register, please contact: Mike Hiland, Oregon Bread Team
(breador@frontier.com,
http://www.breador.org)

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