Global hunger is a scandal and a challenge to the church of the God who creates a world to nourish all. It is also an arena for the practice of theology arising from specific national contexts set in conversation with one another. In this book eight scholars and pastors from around the world explore the theme of “the mission of the church in a world of hungers” from their own context. This global conversation represents the future direction of theological discourse. These essays contribute to: understanding pressing matters of hunger; expanding pastoral awareness of the context in which churches minister; and to broadening biblical and ethical resources for reflecting on the nature of missiology in our time. The biblical center of the study is Isaiah 58, where breaking bread and building justice are central to God''s presence. Other texts are also explored.The book will be of interest to engaged laity, social activists, ministers, priests,pastors, seminarians, religious and theologians. Internationally renowned Hebrew Bible scholar Walter Brueggemann calls it "a most welcome volume of shrewd imagination and great ethical daring."