Silence Can Kill

Date posted: Monday 01 July 2019

Provocative title, don’t you think? And even more so when the subtitle is: Speaking Up to End Hunger and Make Our Economy Work for Everyone.


Silence Can Kill is the newest book from Art Simon, founder of Break for the World, and someone who has long advocated for policy changes that would bring an end to hunger in our country and around the world. He stresses that ending hunger is a moral imperative but that it does not stand alone since hunger thrives on racial, social, and economic inequalities.


Here is a resource addressed to all people of good will but for Christians in particular who help through charity but neglect to use the power of citizen advocacy against hunger. By not raising our voices and speaking/writing to members of Congress about hunger issues, we really are continuing hunger and bringing premature death to many. Our silence really can kill.


Simon’s new book is coming in paperback in July. The introduction is by Rick Steves, travel writer and TV personality. This would be a good book for a fall study on hunger issues in any congregation.


Vernita Kennen
Incarnation Lutheran, Shoreview