- Dec 8, 2019
The Trump administration announced Aug. 12 a plan to deny permanent legal immigration status for those who use public funds such as food stamps or public housing.
The Rev. David Beckmann is preparing to step aside as president of the Christian citizens anti-hunger lobby Bread for the World after 27 years.
The process of leading up to last year’s V Encuentro, including the diocesan and regional encuentros — served as fertile ground for immigrant Americans to exercise their rights in their new country, according to a Bread for the World activist.
A study by Bread for the World, a nonpartisan Christian anti-hunger group, found that the budget cuts proposed by President Donald Trump for the year 2018 would force every religious congregation in the U.S. to raise an additional $714,000 every year for the next 10 years.
Bread for the World believes that world hunger can be eliminated by 2030, but insists it will happen only if the United States and other major global powers train their resources on the difficulties afflicting “fragile states” around the world.
Catholic leaders, including the National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry, are joining other Christian groups in calling out what they say is anti-immigrant rhetoric, and are calling on Christians in the country to welcome and appreciate immigrants.