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  • Writer's pictureDavid Beckmann

President Lula of Brazil is a World Food Prize Laureate, and he has been elected chair of this fall's G20 Summit and next year's big environmental conference, COP30. He's made hunger and poverty central to the G20 agenda and is proposing a new structure of mutual accountability among governments and other institutions, the Alliance Against Hunger and Poverty.

27 Laureates yesterday wrote to all the G20 heads of state, urging them to join Lula in a push to get progress against world hunger back on track. I'm proud to have played a leadership role in this initiative.

The Laureates stressed the urgency of humanitarian assistance to a world on fire. $9 billion for humanitarian assistance has been approved by President Biden and the Senate, but is stuck in the House of Representatives. There's lots of talk about military aid to Ukraine and Israel, but we can urge our Representatives to make sure that $9 billion for humanitarian assistance is not forgotten.

Jim Wallis’ new book, The False White Gospel, can help change the press narrative about the role of religion in this year’s elections and influence the results of the elections.

We can help get Jim’s book listed as a New York Times bestseller by buying it on-line before its release on April 2. Being listed as a bestseller will boost attention to the book in the months to come.


The False White Gospel is a theological critique of the set of beliefs that Jim calls Christian White Nationalism. It is grounded in six iconic Bible passages, and I think it will be read and discussed in many congregations.

Christian White Nationalists are typically supporters of Donald Trump, and Jim draws parallels between Trumpism today and the rise of fascism in Germany.  I’m grateful for this timely book.

  • Writer's pictureDavid Beckmann

Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity just published an interview with me on the Circle of Protection's advocacy with presidential candidates and with Congress on poverty-important issues:

I think you'll find it informative. But let me know what you think.

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