Urging our nation's leaders to end hunger
print this page

2013 National Gathering: A Place at the Table

June 8-11, Washington, D.C.

The 2013 National Gathering will focus on the theme “A Place at the Table,” which is the name of both a major new documentary and our 2013 Offering of Letters campaign.

“The Lord Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples....”

—Isaiah 25:6

Worship. Powerful preaching, praise, and prayer will be offered throughout the National Gathering. Preaching during the Sunday service on June 9 will be the Rev. Dr. James Forbes, whom Newsweek magazine named as one of the 12 most effective preachers in the English-speaking world.
Learn. On June 8-10, participate in workshops and general sessions on issues such as poverty-focused development assistance, advocacy in the 21st century, budget battles, moving Congress, and building community coalitions.
Engage. Interact with international development experts, nongovernmental organization leaders, and policy makers as we focus on the issue of maternal and children nutrition on June 10.
Network. Connect with friends, both new and old, from around the world.
Act. On June 11, meet senators, representatives, and their staff as you advocate for programs that ensure a place at the table for all people.
Enjoy.  Lazarus, a musical composed for Bread for the World by Joel Underwood, will be resurrected with new music and staging by the musician Bill Cummings. Also, meet some of the people featured in the film A Place at the Table.



View the at-a-glance SCHEDULE.

Learn more about the WORKSHOPS.

Featured Speakers:

  • Rev. Dr. James Forbes, Senior Minister Emeritus, The Riverside Church
  • Rev. David Beckmann, President of Bread for the World
  • Rev. Luis Cortes, President of Esperanza
  • Kristi Jacobson, Director of A Place at the Table
  • Dr. Raj Shah, Administrator of USAID
  • Rev. John McCullough, President of Church World Service
  • Kathy Saile, Director of Domestic Social Development, US Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Special recognition of Rev. Ron Sider, retiring president of Evangelicals for Social Action


Please visit this page regularly for updates and the most up-to-date schedule.

Connect with Us

Bread for the World