International Consultation & Spiritual Pilgrimage Leading to Prayerful Action & Electoral Engagement

June 9-11, 2016 | Washington, D.C.
Come early and participate in Bread for the World's Lobby Day on June 7 (separate registration required)

Sponsored by (more):

  • Bread for the World
  • World Council of Churches Pan African Women’s Ecumenical Empowerment Network (PAWEEN)
  • Howard University Office of the Dean of the Chapel

Honorary Co-Chairpersons

2016 is a critical year for making sure that hunger and poverty are on the platforms of candidates aspiring to public office. The unique season of elections in the United States as well as elections in countries like Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Jamaica, Haiti, Niger, and the Dominican Republic are opportunities to make changes that address inequities and empower women and girls. This event will help lift the voices and organize Pan-African women of faith and enable them to influence the platforms of candidates.

This consultation will:

  • affirm the leadership provided by Pan-African women to address hunger and poverty,
  • highlight the important role Pan-African women of faith have and can play by lifting their voices in advocacy and elections
  • inform the collective efforts to ensure that specific issues facing Pan-African women and girls are understood and considered by decision makers

Pan-African women are disproportionately affected by hunger and poverty, and our hope is to partner with them in their leadership to respond to the injustices and disparities in our local and global communities.

Participants will hear from Pan-African women leaders from around the world and reflect and organize for participation in this year’s important elections. Participants will include women from various generations, regions (global/domestic), classes, levels of education, and Christian faith groups.

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Program

June 7

Bread for the World’s Lobby Day on Capitol Hill (participation optional)
Separate registration required. More information and registration

June 8

Travel day for participants

June 9, 10, and 11

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This schedule is subject to change.

Honorary Co-Chairpersons

Rev. Aundreia Alexander

Ana Garcia Ashley

Jacqui Burton

Dr. Iva A. Carruthers

Dr. Sandra L. Gadson

Donna Grimes

Lisa Sharon Harper

Dr. Shirley Cason Reed

Rev. Dawn M. Sanders

Bishop Teresa Elaine Snorton 

Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner

Read their biographies.

"Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream."

Amos 5:24

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.

    ...

  • 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.