Thursday, June 17, 2010

Lutheran Minister Wins World Food Prize to Bread for His Efforts in Fighting World Hunger

The president of a Christian anti-hunger lobbying group has won the premier award for fighting world hunger, the Ethics Daily website reports today (June 17, 2010).

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton awarded the World Food Prize to Bread for the World President David Beckmann at the State Department yesterday (June 16).

Beckmann, an economist and ordained Lutheran minister, shared the $250,000 prize with Jo Luck, president of Heifer International.

The World Food Prize Foundation recognizes individuals "who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world," according to its website.

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