• Photo by Laura Elizabeth Pohl for Bread for the World
  • Photo by Laura Elizabeth Pohl for Bread for the World
  • Photo by Margaret W. Nea
  • Photo by Jim Stipe
  • Photo by Laura Elizabeth Pohl for Bread for the World
  • Photo by Meals on Wheels
  • Photo by Laura Elizabeth Pohl for Bread for the World

The Circle of Protection is composed of more than 65 heads of denominations, relief and development agencies, and other Christian organizations. Since its formation, more than 5,000 other pastors and church leaders have signed on to our principles.

We protect vital programs for people in or near poverty in the United States and around the world. We are committed to resisting budget cuts that undermine the lives, dignity, and rights of poor and vulnerable people.

We do this by actively advocating on behalf of hungry and poor people – whether meeting with our members of Congress, praying, fasting, or telling their stories.


Sign the Circle of Protection Principles
Yes, I believe that as Jesus mandated, we should care for “the least of these.”


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How have the budget cuts affected you, your family, your friends, or members of your faith community?

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Our Stories
  • Ofelio – Washington, D.C.

    What Ofelio needs but cannot obtain is a start-up loan. A few thousand dollars would allow him to move his business out of his home kitchen, but by banking standards his business is too small and too risky. More


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Tell us how federal budgets cuts have affected you, your friends, your family, or members of your faith community.