The End of Hunger
Renewed Hope for Feeding the World
by Edited by Jenny Eaton Dyer and Cathleen Falsani
Pub Date 22 Oct 2019
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"The amazing array of voices gathered in this book will begin with good news about the progress we've made in addressing hunger since 1990. They'll share the hard news about what hunger is and what it does to human brains, bodies, and souls. Then, they'll invite you to be part of creating more good news, so you know how you can be a part of the growing global movement to end hunger—in our lifetime."
-Brian D. McLaren, author, speaker, and activist
"Every generation of Christians has to ask themselves how they will respond to the global issues of their day, to the challenges taking place on our watch. The End of Hunger hosts a coalition of voices: global experts, activists, storytellers, and men and women for whom hunger and food insecurity has been their lived experience. Together they offer wisdom and practical insight toward a multifaceted response to global hunger. Furthermore, they issue a clarion call to use our voices, our love, and our lives to make a difference. The time and opportunity is now. The End of Hunger is a must-read!"
-Jo Saxton, author, speaker, cohost of Lead Stories podcast
"Deeply moving and insanely motivating, The End of Hunger reminds us that we have more power than we ever imagined to change the world. This is the book that will spark a revolution of everyday activism that will bring about the eradication of hunger and malnutrition. Through beautiful storytelling and impressive research, the message of hope shared in these pages will surely invigorate your soul and change your perspective on what is possible."
-Mandy Arioto, president and CEO of MOPS International
"A magnificent book, which couldn't come at a better time. It brings together a host of voices that explain, reveal, inform, inspire, and encourage, all in the interests of carrying out an urgent task that all people of goodwill can agree on: feeding the hungry."
-James Martin, Jesuit priest, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage
"Everywhere that I work in rural Africa I see the loss of life and potential as a result of malnutrition. Sadly, global hunger most often affects those most vulnerable—children and young mothers. The End of Hunger: Renewed Hope for Feeding the World is a clear reminder of this problem from the unique perspective of many: scientists, health care workers, advocates, those from the community of faith, and those directly affected by global hunger. The book both inspires with evidence of the progress that has been made, and challenges with a call for all of us as followers of Jesus to keep our hearts of compassion open and to continue to do what we can to heed Jesus' words, 'When I was hungry, you gave me something to eat.'"
-Paul Osteen, missionary surgeon, associate pastor, Lakewood Church, Houston, TX
"Once again Cathleen Falsani and Jenny Eaton Dyer deliver a thoughtfully curated canon of truthful revelations and authentic epiphanies. Brilliantly weaving confessional meanderings with imperative treatments of hope, the range of voices is remarkable—activists and chefs, social scientists and theologians, politicians and musicians. The End of Hunger is not only timely but an urgent appeal to heal the world by healing what's broken in each of us. This book offers a practical roadmap for mending these aches."
-Christopher L. Heuertz, author of The Sacred Enneagram and founding partner of Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism
"This book is an important and thoughtful look at one of the most serious problems across the world. Each of the essays treats hunger with equal parts compassion, equity, justice, and ultimately hope, showing us the way forward in building a better world. Proper nutrition is a right and a key element of what people of all faiths and creeds are called to do in caring for the most vulnerable. Hunger is therefore more than a relief, development, and advocacy issue; that there are hungry and starving people is a moral issue and a religious matter. I am grateful for this resource and the challenges it poses as well as the answers it offers."
-Jim Wallis, editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine and president of Sojourners, author of America's Original Sin
"We must remember the Beatitudes are both spiritual and social wisdom. The call to 'hunger and thirst for righteousness' is also a call to come together and ensure everyone has food at the table. In the Franciscan tradition we remember that creation is the first Bible, and we can see there is enough to go around while many are yet hungry. The End of Hunger shows us the way to get there by 2030."
-Richard Rohr, OFM, Center for Action and Contemplation
"'Love,' as one contributor to this book states, 'is at the root of justice.' In this collection, we're given a clear call to action—as well as simple and achievable steps that every one of us can take—to transform our love for God into hopeful and effective advocacy on behalf of vulnerable populations. After all, what did Christ tell his dear and blunder-prone friend Peter to do as a sign of his love? 'Feed my sheep.' I'm grateful for this compelling book; may it rouse each of us into action."
-Jennifer Grant, author of Maybe God Is Like That Too and Maybe I Can Love My Neighbor Too