Children
Hunger Bill To Congress

Every fifth child in America is hungry, studies say. In late March, Congress began considering a measure that would provide nearly $2 billion in new funds for three government agencies that have proven to be effective in caring for those children.

The Every Fifth Child Act, developed by the antihunger group Bread for the World, was presented to Congress by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Sen. Robert Dole (R-Kan.). It would provide money for the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children; Head Start; and Job Corps.

“America’s children have already suffered from a decade of neglect,” says Bread for the World president David Beckmann. “The current recession only compounds their suffering.” An estimated 5.5 million children under age 12 in the United States are hungry, Beckmann says. An additional 6 million children often may not have enough food to eat, and one in every five U.S. children lives in poverty.

Orthodox Church
Ncc: Agreeing To Disagree

Leaders of the Orthodox church and the National Council of Churches (NCC) have agreed to disagree in hopes of preserving an increasingly tenuous working relationship.

Leaders of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas, a pan-Orthodox body representing ten Orthodox denominations, say they will “provisionally resume” their membership based on the new agreement. Under its terms, when the NCC issues a public statement upon which its members do not concur, a minority group statement may also be issued.

Led by the 1.9 million-member Greek Orthodox Church of North and South America, the Orthodox bodies broke from the NCC in June, citing liberal trends (CT, Aug. 19, 1991, p. 41).

Keeping the Orthodox bodies in the ...

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