Roger Thurow previews his new book at faith and advocacy event in Pennsylvania

LastHunger

On Wednesday, I was fortunate enough to attend “What the Bible Says about the Hungry and the Poor: A Mandate for Pulpit and Pew,” at Messiah College in Grantham, Penn. The objective was to unite Christians throughout Central Pennsylvania to more effectively join hands and hearts across geographical, denominational and racial divides to serve and support the poor.

The conference featured several speakers, including Roger Thurow, coauthor of “ENOUGH: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty,” longtime foreign correspondent, and agriculture senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

We got a chance to hear about Thurow’s new book, “The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change,” which will be published in May. “The Last Hunger Season” chronicles a year in the life of four smallholder farmers in Western Kenya, revealing how hunger can be conquered through agricultural development.

Panel Discussion
After Mr. Thurow’s presentation “How Should Americans Respond to World Hunger,” people in attendance were able to listen to a panel discussion on sustainable development through agriculture and the importance of ensuring that education and advocacy are practiced in all communities nationwide to underscore the importance of combating world hunger. Video of the event will be available soon so stay tuned!