Book Review: Ending Hunger: A challenge to Persons of Faith Written by david olali
Exploring one of the seldom traveled subjects among contemporary people of faith, religious devotees, political players, and policy makers, George McGovern, Bob Dole and Donald E. Messer fiercely re-present the case for an earnest elimination of human hunger and food insecurity in our world of economic and material surplus and quantum wastefulness.
Armed with sophisticated data drawn from the devastating, lived realities of millions of hungry and dying people as
well as current researches and findings on food production, distribution challenges and new technological advancements in agriculture, with a masterful handle on scriptures’ authority—comparatively explored—the authors, in a no put-off manner, indicts the current complacent and amoral disposition in people claim their faith lies in a loving creator. The authors’ displayed certainty about the conquerability of mundane hunger in our world takes no ‘no’ for an option, let alone answer to the disparity amongst the haves and have-nots of this world. The single line of argument throughout the five-chapter book is further fueled by the fierceness of the authors’ anger about the menacing presence and deadly power hunger. This, for them, is unacceptable; to allow people die of hunger in our present world, they concur, is sin-fullness. Finally, this five-chapter book, modeled after the conversational style—perhaps echoing the farce ‘divisiveness’ of in food politics—concludes with a resounding disavowal of the existence of hunger and poverty in modern America, and by extension, the entire global village which is still home to human beings.
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