Parnassus Books welcomes Diane Black, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Steve Taylor in conversation with Jenny Dyer about The End of Hunger.
Jesus' command is clear: we are called to feed all of God's children. But is that possible? Twenty-five years ago, 23.3 percent of the world's population lived in hunger. Today, that number has dropped to 12.9 percent—giving rise to the renewed hope that what once seemed unthinkable is now within reach. The challenges are great, but the fight to eliminate malnutrition and hunger is one we can win.
The End of Hunger brings together activists, politicians, scientists, pastors, theologians, and artists on this urgent topic. Here is a comprehensive picture of the current situation—the latest facts and figures are presented alongside compelling stories, both from those engaged in the fight against hunger and from the hungry themselves. Here too are clear steps for action by individuals, families, churches, and communities.
This book is designed to inform and inspire you to get involved in the gospel work of eradicating global malnutrition and feeding the hungry. It is Jesus' command—and together, with God's help, we can do it.
About Jenny Dyer:
Jenny Eaton Dyer (PhD, Vanderbilt University) is the founder of The 2030 Collaborative. As such, she directs the Faith-Based Coalition for Global Nutrition with support from the Eleanor Crook Foundation. Dyer formerly served as the executive director of Hope Through Healing Hands, a nonprofit chaired by Senator Bill Frist, MD. She also served as the national faith outreach director for the DATA Foundation and The ONE Campaign, Bono's organization. She has written widely on the intersection of religion and global health. She is a contributor of Why Save Africa: Answers from around the World and a co-compiler of The Mother & Child Project: Raising Our Voices for Health and Hope and The aWAKE Project: Uniting Against the African AIDS Crisis. She is also a lecturer in the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt School of Medicine as well as within the Vanderbilt School of Divinity.
Dyer holds a BA in religion from Samford University, an MTS from Vanderbilt Divinity School, and a PhD in history and critical theories of religion from Vanderbilt University. She lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with her husband, John, and their two children.