November 10, 2016

Bread for the World Congratulates Trump, Members of New Congress

Washington, D.C. – Bread for the World congratulates President-elect Donald J. Trump and the new and returning members of Congress on their victories in the historic election on Nov. 8.

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

“Bread for the World members are praying for President-elect Donald J. Trump and the new and returning lawmakers who will make up the 115th Congress in 2017.

“We are concerned that some of the policies Trump has discussed would increase hunger and poverty. If our next president deports large numbers of immigrants, for example, many of those people will suffer from hunger.

“On the other hand, Trump has promised to strengthen the job market for working people in both urban and rural areas across the country. Nothing is more important to progress against hunger and poverty in this country.

“Trump has also argued that hunger and extreme poverty around the world often contribute to violence that threatens U.S. national security. We look forward to working with the incoming administration and Congress on this issue.

“We know that dramatic progress against hunger and poverty is possible in our time. Bread for the World will persistently urge the Trump administration and the 115th Congress to provide help and opportunity to hungry and poor in the United States and around the world.”    

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  • Advancing Nutrition through Food Aid Reform

    The United States has long been a global leader in responding to humanitarian emergencies. Food assistance that includes nutritious food for pregnant women and young children is both a life-and-death matter for individuals and an economic imperative for countries.

For Faith

  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

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    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.

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For Advocacy

  • Grassroots Advocacy Toolkit

    A set of how-to sheets for carrying out advocacy and fact sheets on the current issues Bread for the World is working on.

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  • 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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  • Health Care Is a Hunger Issue

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