John Carr

Chair of the Board

John Carr is the chair of Bread for the World’s board of directors. He is the founder and director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University. Carr is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Circle of Protection. He previously served two decades as executive director of the Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, as a Washington correspondent for America magazine, and as a fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government Institute of Politics. Carr is Roman Catholic. 

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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...

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African at Heart

November 22, 2019


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