Faith Tools

  • Prayers While Cooking

    May 6, 2015

    A short, personal prayer for use while preparing a meal.

  • Prayers at the Table

    May 6, 2015

    A table prayer, remembering hungry people around the world.

  • Breath Prayers About Hunger

    May 6, 2015

    A short, meditative prayer.

  • The Work of Christmas

    May 6, 2015

    Howard Thurman's poetic reflection on "the work" that begins with Christmas.

  • Bethlehem, House of Bread

    May 6, 2015

    A Christmas prayer from Bread for Tomorrow by Kate Compson, focusing on the meaning of the name "Bethlehem."

  • That We May Be Satisfied

    May 6, 2015

    A corporate prayer affirming that God provides "more than enough."

  • Stewardship

    May 6, 2015

    A corporate prayer affirming our role as stewards of God's creation.

  • Inheritance of New Life

    May 6, 2015

    A short prayer asking that God's grace move us to share the abundance of God's creation.

  • Bread Mediatation

    May 6, 2015

    A mediation discovered next to a loaf of bread tucked into an alcove at Cartmel Priory, England.

  • This Strange Place

    May 6, 2015

    A dinner prayer from Bread for the World's 2011 National Gathering.

Tools
from our Resource Library

For Education

  • The Nourishing Effect

    Hunger and food insecurity add at least $160 billion a year to U.S. healthcare costs.

  • Mass Incarceration: A Major Cause of Hunger

    Mass incarceration has far-reaching effects in the United States. It poses a significant barrier to ending U.S. hunger and poverty by 2030—a goal the United States adopted in 2015. But the connection is not always obvious.

  • 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

    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

  • 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.

    For new and current Bread grassroots hunger activists.

    Ideal as a starter toolkit for new Bread activists or as a set of updates for current activists.

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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.

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

  • Health Care Is a Hunger Issue

    Learn more about the principles that Bread for the World supports regarding health reform.