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Silence can kill : speaking up to end hunger and make our economy work for everyone

Author: Arthur R Simon
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Have faith. End hunger. Ending hunger is a moral imperative that does not stand alone. Hunger thrives on the racial, social, and economic inequalities that are eating away at the soul of our nation and pulling us apart. But ending hunger could now become the cause that brings us together across partisan lines to make our economy include everyone and work for everybody. The goal of ending hunger nationwide is not
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur R Simon
ISBN: 9780802877475 0802877478
OCLC Number: 1089971704
Description: xviii, 288 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Foreword / by Rick Steves --
Preface: A lens of hope --
I. Ending most hunger is within reach. Silence can kill --
We could soon end most US hunger --
We could help end global hunger and poverty --
II. Speaking to political power can save lives. Why we should "lobby" our members of Congress --
Charity is essential but limited --
Charities cannot make national policy --
Government must lead --
III. We can make our economy fair and inclusive. Wrenching inequalities --
Family erosion --
Taxes and deficits --
An economy that works for everybody --
IV. We can act on a compelling vision. We need a compelling vision --
Breaking the silence --
Faith, love, and justice.
Responsibility: Arthur Simon.

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"Have faith. End hunger. Ending hunger is a moral imperative that does not stand alone. Hunger thrives on the racial, social, and economic inequalities that are eating away at the soul of our nation and pulling us apart. But ending hunger could now become the cause that brings us together across partisan lines to make our economy include everyone and work for everybody. The goal of ending hunger nationwide is not only noble but easily within reach. Taking up this goal could give us a corrective lens, a lens of hope for seeing ourselves and our country in a new way. It could also give us better vision for helping the world overcome extreme hunger and poverty. Our failure to speak and write to members of Congress about hunger consigns millions of people here and abroad to diminished lives and premature death, so it is a silence that kills. We can break that silence by urging the nation's leaders to help end hunger and humanize our economy. This book addresses all people of goodwill, including agnostics and atheists, but with a special word of concern for religious people--Christians in particular--who help through charity, but neglect to use the power of their citizenship against hunger"--

"This book urges citizens to enlist government leaders to end hunger in this country and abroad and to address the nation's racial, social, and economic inequalities. The book affirms the role of charity in responding to these needs but explains why government leadership, now lagging, is essential. In the face of dangerous inequality extremes and political dysfunctions, it proposes an alternative vision for the nation, a moral center that could unite us and celebrate the nation's founding ideals"--

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