Rev. David Beckmann

President Emeritus

Rev. David Beckmann served as president of Bread for the World and Bread for the World Institute from 1991 to 2020, leading large-scale and successful campaigns to strengthen U.S. political commitment to overcome hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world.

Beckmann also founded and served as president of the Alliance to End Hunger. A World Food Prize laureate, he appears regularly in the media and most recently authored Exodus from Hunger: We are Called to Change the Politics of Hunger.

Beckmann is a Lutheran minister and has a degree from the London School of Economics.

You can learn more about Beckmann's ongoing work to end hunger and poverty at davidbeckmann.net.


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    Devotional writers challenge us to feel the Spirit of God within us and to hear God’s urgent call to demand justice so all can put food on the table.
  • The Bible on Health as a Hunger Issue

    “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in faith.” These words from Colossians 2:6 remind us of the faith that is active in love for our neighbors.

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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.

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