The ELCA's new website is up and running, which means that the new blog for ELCA World Hunger is here, too! The IT folks at the churchwide offices have worked hard to move many of our older posts and all of our subscribers over to the new blog platform. So, you can still view some of the archived posts from the main page of the blog.
There have been a few changes, though. First and most important, the ELCA World Hunger blog is no longer called "Hunger Rumblings." To make things a bit clearer to visitors, the blogs will simply be known by the program name, in our case, "ELCA World Hunger." That also means that the old URL (blogs.elca.org/hungerrumblings) will no longer work. The new URL is www.elca.org/blogs/ELCAWorldHunger
There were also a few features from the old blog that, unfortunately, did not make it to the new platform: the "share" bar that allowed readers to like or share a post through Facebook and the comments section, among them. We will sorely miss these, but the new platform will make posting to the blog much easier and, hopefully, will help new users navigate the ELCA blogs more easily. If you would like to make a comment, ask a question, or offer feedback to any post, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fortunately, we have a lot to look forward to this coming year on the ELCA World Hunger blog! In 2014, we will begin a new blog cycle with at least one new post each week. Each month will focus on a different theme related to hunger and poverty. The posts each month will consist of: a book review, a bible reflection, a theological reflection from the Lutheran tradition, and a story of people involved with ELCA World Hunger. We also hope to have guest bloggers throughout the year, so if there is someone you think should contribute to the blog, please let us know! Look for the first book review next week on Sasha Abramsky's new book, The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives!