June 21, 2016

Trump Meeting with Politically Conservative Christian Leaders

Washington, D.C.– Today, some politically conservative Christian leaders will meet with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to learn more about the candidate and his position on certain issues.

The following statement can be attributed to Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World:

“The group that is meeting with Donald Trump today does not represent the entire Christian community – or even all evangelicals. 

"The leaders of a wide array of Christian church bodies have asked presidential candidates to explain what they would do about hunger and poverty if elected. These are issues that are important in all faith traditions. Nearly all the candidates have provided statements (www.circleofprotection.us). But despite repeated requests, the Trump campaign has yet to respond.

“Bread for the World calls on Donald Trump to offer a statement on what he would do to provide help and opportunity to hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world.

“Currently, 48 million Americans, including nearly 16 million children, struggle with hunger. A recent voter survey commissioned by Bread for the World found that 1 in 3 voters say they will vote only for candidates who promise to make ending hunger one of their top priorities. Bread for the World is working to elect leaders who will make this happen.

“Bread for the World hopes that Mr. Trump considers ending hunger and poverty to be an important issue, just as millions of Christians across this country do.” 

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

  • Hunger and Poverty in the African-American Community

    While hunger declined from 2017 for the general U.S. population, African Americans experienced a one percent increase, an increase of 153,000 African American households.

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  • 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.

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For Advocacy

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  • 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. 

  • 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.

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