Evangelical leaders from across the country are gathering at Dallas Baptist University beginning today for a conference titled, “…such as these…”: An Evangelical Advocacy Response to Global Childhood Hunger. I plan to blog from the event as soon as I can get there from another meeting.
This is a follow-up meeting to one held last year at Wheaton College. That gathering produced a written document, “Government, Global Poverty and God’s Mission in the World: An Evangelical Declaration.” (There is some great biblical analysis in the declaration that can be helpful in dealing with these issues. Special thanks goes to David Gushee, who pulled together the Wheaton participants’ thoughts and adding depth to the declaration.)
This year’s event is being sponsored by Bread for the World, Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission, National Association of Evangelicals, Micah Challenge, Baptist World Alliance, Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, and DBU.
Kudos to these organizations for caring enough about global childhood hunger to put this together. Of course, I work for Texas Baptists so I’m a bit prejudiced.