Biblical Reflection

2015 Offering of Letters main booklet (background on topic)

July 17, 2015

Part of the 2015 Offering of Letters: Feed Our Children

Background on this year's topic and tools to help you explain it

Table of contents

  • An Invitation (letter of introduction from Bread's
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The Bible and Mass Incarceration

July 16, 2015

A brief examination of the biblical approach to advocacy on reforming the criminal justice system and mass incarceration.

Includes an introduction to the issue, a Scriptural reflection, practical actions you...

The Bible and Poverty-Focused Development Assistance

July 16, 2015

A brief examination of the biblical approach to advocacy for federal government assistance abroad that focuses on eradicating poverty.

Includes an introduction to the issue, a Scriptural reflection, practical...

The Bible and Immigration Reform

July 16, 2015

A brief examination of the biblical approach to advocacy on immigration reform.

Includes an introduction to the issue, a Scriptural reflection, practical actions you can take, and a prayer.

Photo by Molly Marsh/Bread for the World

1,000 Days: The Issue & the Tools

July 6, 2015

A resource of the Women of Faith campaign

Women of Faith for 1,000 Days is an ecumenical group of women dedicated to promoting improved nutrition for women and children in the 1,000 days between pregnancy and...

The Biblical Basis for Advocacy to End Hunger

July 6, 2015

This brochure presents the broad themes from the Bible that guide the mission of Bread for the World in working to end hunger.

In addition to the Bible verses and passages cited here, there are many other...

Tools
from our Resource Library

For Education

  • Feed the Future

    Feed the Future, launched in 2010, grew out of the U.S. response, led by President George W. Bush, to the 2007-2008 global food price crisis. Prices of basic foods doubled or tripled in some countries and pushed an additional 150 million people into hunger and malnutrition.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

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.

    ...

  • 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.

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

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