Sunday, February 22, 2009

Campaign to Increase U.S. Foreign Aid

Bread for the World launched its 2009 Offering of Letters Campaign aimed at making U.S. foreign assistance more effective in serving the world's poor and hungry people. More than 1,400 churches throughout the United States will participate in the campaign this year. As part of worship service or mass, congregations will write letters to Congress in support of legislation that will benefit poor and hungry people in the United States and abroad. Said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World: "Congress must ensure that global development is as prominent as defense and diplomacy as instruments of U.S. foreign policy. This will create a better, safer world...Currently, U.S. global development policies and programs are scattered across 12 departments, 25 different agencies, and nearly 60 government offices. A more efficient foreign assistance system -- with better coordination, better accountability, and better clarity -- means that people will get help faster and more effectively."
Offering of Letters Campaign