Iva Carruthers

Vice Chair of the Board

Dr. Iva Carruthers the Vice Chair of the board. She is general secretary of Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, which engages progressive African-American faith leaders in social justice issues. She is also founder and director of Lois House, an urban retreat center. Carruthers is Trustee of Chicago Theological Seminary, Kwame Nkrumah Academy, and Shared Interest; professor emeritus and former chair of the Sociology Department at Northeastern Illinois University; and author and editor of publications in sociology, African-American history, and theology. She was a delegate to the 2001 United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance. Carruthers is a speaker for Bread for the World’s African-American Voices for Africa initiative. Carruthers is United Church of Christ.

from our Resource Library

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For Faith

  • 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...

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Advocacy Summit

June 21, 2019


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