November 10, 2016

Bread for the World Congratulates Trump, Members of New Congress

Washington, D.C. – Bread for the World congratulates President-elect Donald J. Trump and the new and returning members of Congress on their victories in the historic election on Nov. 8.

The following statement can be attributed to Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World:

“Bread for the World members are praying for President-elect Donald J. Trump and the new and returning lawmakers who will make up the 115th Congress in 2017.

“We are concerned that some of the policies Trump has discussed would increase hunger and poverty. If our next president deports large numbers of immigrants, for example, many of those people will suffer from hunger.

“On the other hand, Trump has promised to strengthen the job market for working people in both urban and rural areas across the country. Nothing is more important to progress against hunger and poverty in this country.

“Trump has also argued that hunger and extreme poverty around the world often contribute to violence that threatens U.S. national security. We look forward to working with the incoming administration and Congress on this issue.

“We know that dramatic progress against hunger and poverty is possible in our time. Bread for the World will persistently urge the Trump administration and the 115th Congress to provide help and opportunity to hungry and poor in the United States and around the world.”    

Tools
from our Resource Library

For Education

  • Election Resources

    One of the best times to raise the issues of hunger and poverty is during election campaigns. Engage candidates in your state/district on hunger and poverty using our elections resources.
  • 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. 

  • Conflict and Fragility Are Hunger Issues

    Conflict is a main driver of the recent increase in hunger around the world and of forced migration. Hunger also contributes to conflict.

For Faith

  • The Bible on Health as a Hunger Issue

    “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in faith.” These words from Colossians 2:6 remind us of the faith that is active in love for our neighbors.

    The Bible on...

  • 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.

For Advocacy

Faith

African at Heart

November 22, 2019

Insight

From the Blog