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Tony Hall and company announced yesterday an official hunger strike in response to what they see as immoral proposed budget cuts regarding world food programs, mosquito nets, and head start programs.

Whether you agree with their plan or not, a hunger strike is certainly faith in action.

In a word, convicting.

I may not see the move as the best in the situation, but what issues am I so passionate about changing in this world that I would go without food for days to see progress?

This might be a good question for your friends on Facebook or Twitter: For what issue would you go a day or more without food to see change?

I can think of a few:

-Improved living conditions for my friends in Haiti.

Education for children in countries with low literacy rates.

Clean water for those lacking it.

Freeing slaves in America and other countries.

Adoption Reform (making it easier for qualified families in America to adopt children in need of a forever family).

-Reducing the number of abortions that take place.

-Seeing the church live to its true potential.

Health care for those in the most extreme need in parts of Africa.

-The end of any major war.

What about you? (Please comment below or via Facebook)

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DILLON BURROUGHS is an author, activist, and co-founder of Activist Faith. Dillon served in Haiti following the epic 2010 earthquake and has investigated modern slavery in the US and internationally. His books include Undefending Christianity, Not in My Town (with Charles J. Powell), and Thirst No More (October). Discover more at ActivistFaith.org.

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