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too much talkin’ and not enough doing (part 2)

As I was thinking about my last post, too much talkin’ and not enough doing, I remembered a quote by the noted Jewish theologian and philosopher, Martin Buber. Buber wrote:

The greater the crisis becomes, the more earnest and consciously responsible is the knowledge demanded of us for although what is demanded is a deed, only the deed which is born of knowledge will help to overcome the crisis.

We definitely need more action on behalf of the poor and hungry. But, as Buber pointedly reminds us, those deeds must be informed by knowledge. In order to achieve a world without hunger in our lifetime we need the best information available on which to base a solid and responsible course of action.”Francis Bacon wrote, “For knowledge, too, is in itself power.”

That power of solid knowledge is what we need to create a global movement committed to ending the horror of 25,000 of our human family dying daily from hunger in the midst of a world of plenty.