A
powerful TV documentary presented by the National Council of Churches, to air at 7 a.m. EDT on Sunday, July 19 on the Hallmark Channel, takes an unflinching look at the persistent problem of hunger in the 21st Century. . .  and offers solutions.

Most of us don’t often ask where our next meal is coming from. But for millions of Americans and nearly a billion people worldwide, such food insecurity is a daily reality.  “Hunger No More: Faces Behind the Facts” approaches hunger from the perspective of faith, declaring that hunger is more than a social issue.

“It is a moral issue that needs immediate resolution,” says Burton Buller, President of Mennonite Media, who produced the program in collaboration with the NCC. “The program brings to life the moral dimension of this thorny issue, and offers up a vision for a new day when hunger is eradicated from the face of the earth.”
 


Hunger No More: Faces Behind the Facts
A documentary scheduled to air at 7 a.m. EDT on July 19 on The Hallmark Channel

Featuring these top leaders in the battle against hunger . . .

Noted ethicist Jeffrey Sachs of The Earth Institute at Columbia University North Carolina Senator Elizabeth Dole Church World Service Executive Director John McCullough Ken Horne, CEO of the Society of St. Andrew Bread for the World CEO David Beckmann
June Kim, Executive Secretary for World Hunger of the  United Methodist Committee on Relief Former Senator and presidential candidate George McGovern Joan Holmes, President of the United Nations-related Hunger Project Bob Edgar, former General Secretary of the  National Council of Churches USA Joe Young, Director of Community Development, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

These key figures in the movement to end hunger in America and overseas provide insight on the political, economic and cultural factors that allow hunger to grow, and conclude that the problem can be solved -- if enough people take action.  The program will look at many examples of the faith community's response to the crisis, and gives answers to the questions "How?  Who?  When?"
 

NCC's former General Secretary Bob Edgar said the TV special was produced as part of the National Council of Churches' commitment "to address significant issues of faith and public policy and to pursue concrete solutions to the persistent challenge of poverty in a time of great wealth and capability in our society."

Former Senator George McGovern says in the program, “Every religion in the world instructs its adherents to feed the hungry.” A multitude of faith-based efforts to end hunger enact this teaching - everything from community gardens to campaigns for equitable agricultural trade policies. The documentary highlights specific programs that point the way out of the hunger crisis.


The program is available on DVD and VHS video, along with a study guide keyed to the content. Call 800-999-3534 to order the video and study guide, at $19.95 (VHS) and $24.95 (DVD), plus shipping and handling.  Or, order securely online by clicking here.

You can download and reprint multiple copies of the study guide, in a convenient bulletin-insert format, by clicking here.  The study guide is in the popular PDF format, which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader software be installed on your computer.  If you don't have Acrobat, you can quickly download it here free of charge.   A text-only version is also available: click here.


This one-hour, closed-captioned special, presented by the NCC in partnership with Faith and Values Media, will be telecast at 7 a.m. EDT on Sunday, July 19 on The Hallmark Channel.  Check your local cable system for the channel number.

The National Council of Churches, founded in 1950, is America's leading ecumenical organization, whose 35 Protestant and Orthodox member denominations have more than 100,000 local congregations in all 50 states.

In addition to Mennonite Media, the NCC’s partners for this production are the United Methodist Committee on Relief, the World Hunger Program of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Society of St. Andrew, and Church World Service, with cooperation from Bread for the World and United Methodist Communication. 


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