Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Bread for the World Rolling Fast

Bread for the World has joined Jubilee USA in urging people to fast and pray as part of an international witness against global poverty and the unjust debts burdening poor countries. The international action consists of a 40 day "Rolling Fast" that takes place from September 6 to October 15 in solidarity with poor and hungry people around the world. We invite you to choose one day during that time to pray and fast. You are welcome to join me on Wednesday, October 10th or pick a day convenient for you. On that same day, contact your members of Congress and ask them to take steps that would end global poverty and cancel unjust debts.

Phone your members of Congress at 1-800-826-3688, urging them to do three things:

-Cancel the debts of the world's poor countries
-Support a U.S. farm bill that is fairer to poor and hungry people and farmers in the U.S. and in poor countries.
-Increase poverty-focused development assistance

For more information, visit http://www.bread.org/take-action/rolling-fast-stand-up/rolling-fast.html