May 16, 2019

Bread Statement on President Trump’s Immigration Plan

Washington, D.C. – Bread for the World has released the following statement regarding the immigration plan proposed by President Trump. The statement can be attributed to Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World: 

 “Bread for the World urges the administration and Congress to work together to develop comprehensive immigration reform legislation. It should include efforts to reduce the hunger and violence that often drive immigration. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, hunger is a primary reason why many families from Central America are forced to flee their home countries. A pathway to citizenship for the “Dreamers” also needs to be part of immigration reform.

“Bread has developed six immigration reform principles, informed by our Christian faith, that can help to guide the development of reform legislation.”

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


African at Heart

November 22, 2019


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