By Lane Vanderslice
(December 2, 2007) It was with great sadness that we at the World Hunger Education Service learned of the death of Martin McLaughlin this week. For us, he was a long time colleague, friend, supporter of WHES, and, perhaps most of all, someone who embodied a great ideal of using the power of faith, analysis, and determination to fight for a world where poor and hungry people were more highly valued and treated.
Martin used his faith and his intellectual powers to illuminate why a very rich world could not function well enough to feed very hungry people. His life’s work, as we understand it, was best expressed in his book World Food Security: A Catholic View of Food Policy in the New Millennium.
Martin, ave atque vale!