October 24, 2014

Community of Christ Honors Bread for the World

Washington, D.C.–The Community of Christ is honoring Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, with its International Peace Award today. The international denomination established the award in 1993 to recognize peacemakers throughout the world.

“All the glory goes to Christ,” said Beckmann “I am extremely grateful to be part of an entire body of believers around the world that continues to fight for peace and justice.”

Beckmann will accept the award during the Community of Christ’s peace award ceremony in Independence, Mo. The ceremony will be webcast live in English, French, and Spanish.  The event also kicks off the 21st annual Peace Colloquy, themed “Poverty: God Weeps.” Beckmann will also lead a plenary session and workshop on hunger and poverty on Oct. 25.

“Our partnership with the Community of Christ has been paramount to the success Bread for the World has achieved in ending hunger. As Scripture tells us, just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ,” said Beckmann. “Our continued efforts to end hunger are made possible through our dedicated members around the country. We will continue to work as one body of believers to end hunger at home and around the world.”

This year’s colloquy will highlight successful partnerships and approaches to ending poverty that are sustainable. 

The Community of Christ has been committed to Bread’s mission of ending hunger since Bread was founded in 1974. The Community of Christ’s World Hunger Committee sponsored the Bread for the World’s first hunger report in 1995 and continues to be a strong Bread for the World partner.

“We know that, with God's help, we can end widespread hunger once and for all. The partnerships we create with each other to raise a unified voice against the forces that allow hunger to persist are key to making that happen in our time,” concluded Beckmann. 

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For Education

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    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.

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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.

    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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  • 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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