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.
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.
Latest from Brot für die Welt (BfdW) (Bread for the World)
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.
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.
Jan 29, 2013
A community-based art programme is helping at-risk youth overcome socioeconomic obstacles in one of Rio's most violent slums.
Nov 28, 2012
‘Getting to Zero’ is the theme of World AIDS Day on December 1, reflecting the international advocacy and policy priorities of achieving zero AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections, and the total elimination of stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV.
Sep 18, 2012
A new study, “Women Farmers Adopting to Climate Change,” highlights how the phenomenon affects men and women differently – and can exacerbate already existing gender inequalities.