Art Simon and Bread For the World Event In Portland

I’m planning on attending the Bread for the World event tomorrow morning. If any of you are in the area and care to join here’s the information from Bread.org:

Bread for the World In Portland: Reflections on Building the Movement to End Hunger

Rev. Art Simon, the founder and president emeritus of Bread for the World, will share the surprising story of how God uses ordinary people to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of hungry people. Hear him talk about his new book The Rising of Bread for the World: An Outcry of Citizens Against Hunger and reflect of his decades of advocacy for hungry people. With both humor and insight, Art recounts how he and his older brother Paul, the late renowned Senator from Illinois, grew up and began their remarkable careers. In the 1970s, Art served as a Lutheran pastor in New York’s Lower East Side. He brought together Catholics and Protestants in an organized effort to urge Congress to address the root causes of hunger. Today, 35 years later, Bread for the World is the nation’s foremost Christian voice against hunger. He’ll share this amazing story—and talk about why urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad is as important now as ever.

Rev. Art Simon, the founder and president emeritus of Bread for the World, will share the surprising story of how God uses ordinary people to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of hungry people. Hear him talk about his new book The Rising of Bread for the World: An Outcry of Citizens Against Hunger and reflect of his decades of advocacy for hungry people. With both humor and insight, Art recounts how he and his older brother Paul, the late renowned Senator from Illinois, grew up and began their remarkable careers. In the 1970s, Art served as a Lutheran pastor in New York’s Lower East Side. He brought together Catholics and Protestants in an organized effort to urge Congress to address the root causes of hunger. Today, 35 years later, Bread for the World is the nation’s foremost Christian voice against hunger. He’ll share this amazing story—and talk about why urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad is as important now as ever.

Event Information

Please register by Thursday, September 3. $7 for breakfast or $23.95 for breakfast and a copy of Arthur Simon’s new book, The Rising of Bread for the World: An Outcry of Citizens Against Hunger Additional copies will be on sale for $16.95.

Parking available in Westminster’s parking lot to the north of the church.

Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Address:
1624 NE Hancock St
Portland, OR 97212

If you’d like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online.

Published by

Wess

...is the William R. Roger Director of Friends Center and Quaker Studies at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC., PhD in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, served as a "released minister" at Camas Friends Church, and father of three. He enjoys sketchnoting, sharing conversation over coffee with a friend, listening to vinyl and writing creative nonfiction.