Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Forty-two cents goes a long way when it calls for justice

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (March 10, 2009)--A forty-two cent stamp and a heart for the world's needy will find a welcome place at the Micah Center next week. At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, the Micah Center's Poverty & Hunger Action Group will host a Bread for the World Offering of Letters workshop. Tera Dent, a Bread-trained Hunger Justice Leader, will introduce the advocacy group's mission and objectives and engage participants in letter-writing to urge just action in Congress with regards to its foreign assistance policy decisions.

We're not asking to send more money overseas but rather making sure that money that is already being sent is put to good use. This is an opportunity for people to get involved in advocacy efforts that can make a significant difference," Dent says. It is also part of an effort to spread Bread for the World's grassroots efforts to mobilize local Christians and their church congregations in prayer and social action, fulfilling its mission as a collective voice calling for change on behalf of the poor and needy.

The workshop is open to the public and will be held at Hope Reformed Church, located at 2010 Kalamazoo SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507. Participants are encouraged to bring a business-sized envelope, a forty-two cent stamp, and a writing pen of their choice. To learn more about Bread for the World, visit www.bread.org.

Brian Paff, The Micah Center

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