I was hungry : cultivating common ground to end an American crisis / Jeremy K. Everett ; foreword by David Beckmann.Material type: TextPublisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Brazos Press, a division of Baker Publishing Group, Description: xv, 159 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781587434242; 1587434245; 9781587434433; 1587434431.Subject(s): Hunger -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Church and social problems -- United States | Church work with the poor -- United StatesDDC classification: 261.8/3260973
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Disaster: what I learned from a hurricane about tackling the hunger disaster in America -- Broken street lights: finding our commonality amidst crisis -- A priest and a prostitute: it really does take nearly losing your life to find it -- The people: finding citizenship in the right kingdom -- The desert: moving from mindsets of scarcity to abundance -- Organize: how a shared response can create scalable solutions to our communities' greatest social challenges -- The west side: once you engage a community, fear cannot hold out against love -- Politics: searching for consensus amidst a landscape of contention -- Together at the table: THI's story of organizing the system -- Justice: our cultural moment to find common ground for the common good.
Hunger is one of the most significant issues in America. One in eight Americans struggles with hunger, and more than thirteen million children live in food insecure homes. As Christians we are called to address the suffering of the hungry and poor: "For I was hungry, and you gave me food . . ." (Matthew 25:35). However, the problems of hunger and poverty are too large and too complex for any one of us to resolve individually. I Was Hungry offers not only an assessment of the current crisis but also a strategy for addressing it. Jeremy Everett, a noted advocate for the hungry and poor, calls Christians to work intentionally across ideological divides to build trust with one another and impoverished communities and effectively end America's hunger crisis. Everett, appointed by US Congress to the National Commission on Hunger, founded and directs the Texas Hunger Initiative, a successful ministry that is helping to eradicate hunger in Texas and around the globe. Everett details the organization's history and tells stories of its work with communities from West Texas to Washington, DC, helping Christians of all political persuasions understand how they can work together to truly make a difference.