Quotes in the News: Daily bread and forgiveness of debt

“As people of faith, we know the Lord’s Prayer petitions for daily bread and for the forgiveness of our debts and of debtors. In rescuing the U.S. economy, our leaders and Congress must ensure that both are done at the same time, too.”

David Beckmann

President of the anti-hunger group Bread for the World, commenting on the bailout plan for Wall Street (RNS)


out loud “What always drove me was the Jewish principle of repair the world and social justice. To me, building a playground that’s as good or better than what kids in the suburbs have is social justice.”

Eric Freedman

President of Ahavas Sholom synagogue in Newark, N.J., after the city’s last remaining synagogue helped raise $220,000 to build a playground for inner-city children (Newark Star-Ledger/RNS)


“Few challenges matter more than reducing distrust and misunderstanding between the United States and people living in Muslim-majority states.”

Madeleine Albright

Former U.S. secretary of state, calling for the next U.S. president to foster better relations with Muslims abroad (Associated Press/RNS)



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