Bread for World founder to speak Oct. 5

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Art Simon, founder and president emeritus of Bread for the World, is coming to Rockford. He will speak at the following events Wednesday, Oct: 5:

Noon-1 p.m.—Luncheon and talk at Rockford College, “Changing the Politics of Hunger” (open to students, faculty and the public—reservations required—call Carol Burmeister, 815-397-5579); and

7 p.m.—Talk, book signing and reception at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 4700 Augustana Drive, “Ending Hunger: Politics and the Kingdom” (open to the public, no charge).

Simon, a Lutheran clergyman, united Catholics and Protestants in 1974 to form a nationwide Christian movement that seeks justice for the world’s hungry people. Bread for the World members lobby Congress.

Simon is the author of a number of books. He wrote The Politics of World Hunger with his brother, the late U.S. Sen. Paul Simon (D-Ill.). His most recent books are How Much is Enough? Hungering for God in an Affluent Culture and Rediscovering the Lord’s Prayer.

From the Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2005, issue

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