Brot für die Welt (BfdW) (Bread for the World)

Who we are

Bread for the World is the globally active relief and development agency of the Protestant Churches in Germany. In almost 100 countries all across the globe we empower the poor and marginalised to improve their living conditions by themselves. Key issues of our work are food security, the promotion of health and education, respect for human rights as well as the integrity of creation.

Our guiding principles

Our work is rooted in the faith that bears witness to the world as God’s creation, in the love that encounters the Lord precisely in our disenfranchised and poorest neighbour, and in the hope that acts in accordance with God’s will in expectation of a just world. Bread for the World considers itself part of the global Christian community. We seek cooperation with churches and church agencies throughout the world and assume our responsibility in ecumenical networks.

Our work

The work of Bread for the World primarily focuses on the support of projects in the countries of the Global South. An essential feature of our projects is the close and continuous cooperation with local, often church-related partner organisations. Upon request, Bread for the World provides them with specialists and volunteers. Through lobbying, public relations and education in Germany and Europe, we seek to influence political decisions in favor of the poor and to raise awareness for the necessity of a sustainable way of life.

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Ebola: education helps fight the virus and overcome panic

Ebola: education helps fight the virus and overcome panic

Aug 08, 2014

8 August 2014 - Council of Churches in Sierra Leone General Secretary Ebun James-DeKam considers a number of social aspects related to the Ebola outbreak, which the WHO today declared an international public health emergency

South Sudan crisis being met with silence, ACT Ethiopia says

South Sudan crisis being met with silence, ACT Ethiopia says

Apr 16, 2014

15 April, 2014 - The veil of silence over the South Sudan must be broken and peace talks resumed immediately if the conflict is to be contained

For planet to survive, low carbon development model must be adopted

For planet to survive, low carbon development model must be adopted

Apr 22, 2013

It is time to rethink development, to open our eyes to the adverse effects of our high-consumption lifestyles and values. We have to transform our economy. We have to switch to a low-carbon and resource-efficient development model that closes the gap between rich and poor.

Interactive exhibit sheds light on ubiquity of domestic violence in Brazil

Interactive exhibit sheds light on ubiquity of domestic violence in Brazil

Mar 05, 2013

Innovative interactive exhibitions are giving visibility to the epidemic of domestic violence in Brazil – and now plans are in the works to take the initiative global.

At-risk youth talk of violence and resilience in Rio slums

At-risk youth talk of violence and resilience in Rio slums

Jan 29, 2013

A community-based art programme is helping at-risk youth overcome socioeconomic obstacles in one of Rio's most violent slums.

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