Apply for Bread for the World’s young religious leaders program

Our friends at Bread for the World share an awesome opportunity for young religious leaders:

We live in one of the world’s wealthiest nations, yet more than one in five children lives in households that struggle to put food on the table. Around the world, nearly 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes every day. Proverbs 31:8-9 tells us to “Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute. Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.” We can end hunger in our time—but it will take faith and political will to make it happen.

2011 Bread for the World  Lobby Day
Tsega Nega from Stone Mountain, GA, listens to the speakers during Bread for the World’s Lobby Day briefing, June 14, 2011.

Tara Marks Lobby Day
Bread members from Pennsylvania, including Tara Marks, lobby in the office of Senator Robert Casey.

That’s why Bread for the World is inviting young pastors, ministers, clergy and other influential religious leaders age 40 and under to apply for the 2012 Hunger Justice Leaders training in Washington, DC, June 9-12, 2012. Participants will learn how they can be powerful advocates and effective leaders in their communities to end hunger in the United States and abroad. The training will include inspiring speakers, informative workshops, opportunities to network with other like-minded pastors, and an opportunity to lobby their members of Congress on Capitol Hill. Bread will cover all meeting, housing, and meal costs. The deadline to apply is March 30, 2012. For more information, please email hjl2012@bread.org.