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Bread for the World

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Title: Bread for the World  
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Subject: Arthur Simon, Lobby day, Lennox Yearwood, National Council of Churches, George Councell
Collection: Charities Based in the United States, Non-Governmental Organizations Based in the United States
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Bread for the World

Bread for the World is a

  • Official Site of 'Bread for the World'

External links

  1. ^ Marshall, Katherine; Marisa Bronwyn Van Saanen (2007). Development and Faith: Where Mind, Heart, and Soul Work Together. Washington, DC: World Bank Publications. p. 146.  


Each year, Bread for the World invites churches across the country to take up a nationwide Offering of Letters to Congress on an issue that is important to hungry people. Since 1974 the Offering of Letters campaign has focused on a different hunger issue each year; 2007's campaign was called Seeds of Change: Help Farmers End Hunger and aimed to provoke the reform of the U.S. Farm Bill.


Bread for the World is a founding member of The ONE Campaign—a movement to rally Americans to respond to the global emergencies of extreme poverty, hunger and AIDS.

In September 1991, the Reverend David Beckmann succeeded Simon as president.[1]

In October 1972, a small group of Catholics and Protestants met to reflect on how persons of faith could be mobilized to influence U.S. policies that address the causes of hunger. Under the leadership of the Reverend Arthur Simon, the group began to test the idea in the spring of 1974. By year's end, more than 500 people had joined the ranks of Bread for the World as citizen advocates for hungry people.


  • History 1
  • Initiatives 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


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