Iva Carruthers

Secretary of the Board

Chicago, Ill.
General Secretary of Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, which engages progressive African-American faith leaders in social justice issues.

Founder and director of Lois House, an urban retreat center. Trustee of Chicago Theological Seminary, Kwame Nkrumah Academy, and Shared Interest. Professor emeritus and former chair of the Sociology Department at Northeastern Illinois University. Author and editor of publications in sociology, African-American history, and theology. Delegate to the 2001 United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and  Related Intolerance. Speaker, African-American Voices for Africa. United Church of Christ.

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  • 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.


Changing Climate, Changing Farmers

February 7, 2017


From the Blog

Advent: A peaceful prayer

December 10, 2017