Art Simon

President emeritus and founder

Bowie, Md.
Rev. Art Simon is president emeritus and founder of Bread for the World. He is author of numerous books, including How Much is Enough? Hungering for God in an Affluent Culture, Rediscovering the Lord’s Prayer, and most recently, The Rising of Bread for the World. He is the former director of the Washington office of Christian Children's Fund, and former pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in the Lower East Side of NYC. He is Lutheran.

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  • 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


African at Heart

November 22, 2019


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