Heather Taylor is Director of Strategic Communications & Campaigns at Bread for the World

Heather Taylor

Director of Strategic Communications and Campaigns

Heather provides leadership to align Bread’s communications objectives and advocacy / organizing strategies to compel faith communities, U.S. policymakers, and partners to end hunger and poverty.

Previously, Heather led faith inspired institutions to ensure the rights and dignity of historically marginalized populations, including women, children and people of color. She managed advocacy and fundraising campaigns for women survivors of violence as the Tahirih Justice Center Greater DC Director, secured land rights of widows and children in Sub-Saharan Africa as a legal fellow at International Justice Mission, a Christian nonprofit seeking to end violence against the poor by transforming justice systems, and twice served on U.S. delegations headed by the UN Commission on the Status of Women to promote women’s political participation in post-communist societies.

Heather holds a J.D. from the University of Iowa, a B.S. from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and is a Master of Divinity candidate at Wesley Theological Seminary.

Tools
from our Resource Library

For Education

For Faith

  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches and Congress to focus on the integral connection.

    Dear Members of Congress,

    As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...

  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

    This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-Af­rican people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.

  • Sermon by David Beckmann at Duke University Chapel

    Remarks delivered October 1, 2017 at Duke University Chapel in Chapel Hill in North Carolina.

    Thank you for inviting me to preach here at Duke University Chapel. And I especially want to thank the Bread for the World members who have come this morning.

    Bruce Puckett urged...

For Advocacy

  • U.S. Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

    These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C. 

  • Fact Sheet: Hunger by the Numbers

    In 2017, 11.8 percent of households in the U.S.—40 million people—were food-insecure, meaning that they were unsure at some point during the year about how they would provide for their next meal.

  • Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017

    Unnecessarily long prison sentences, combined with the lack of rehabilitative programs for people in prison, exacerbate hunger, poverty, and existing inequalities.

    Overly harsh mandatory minimum prison sentences have contributed to the rapid increase of our country’s prison population. The...

Field

Changing Climate, Changing Farmers

February 7, 2017

Insight

April 10, 2018

The Jobs Challenge

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