There is a reason many people refer to the Washington, DC, as the swamp. The political division and backdoor deals alone would gag a magot. Why would any wade into those kinds of waters to try to bring about powerful change around the world?
And yet, that’s the work of Bread for the World, a CBF partner. A collective Christian voice who work together to urge our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and around the world, Bread seeks to change the policies and programs that allow hunger to persist.
During our time in Dallas for General Assembly, we sat down with Bread’s president and CEO, Rev. Eugene Cho, to discuss the tightrope of advocating for change through the American political system as a religious organization.
Before his work in Washington DC, Eugene was the founding pastor of Quest Church in Seattle, Washington, an urban, multi-cultural and multi-generational congregation. The CBF Podcast feature Eugene in 2020 during the release of his book “Thou Shalt Not Be a Jerk: A Christian’s Guide to Engaging Politics.”
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Andy Hale is the creator and host of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Podcast. Hale is the Associate Executive Coordinator of CBF North Carolina. He’s also served as CBF’s Church Start Specialist, the founding pastor of Mosaic Church of Clayton, and the senior pastor of University Baptist Church of Baton Rouge. Follow on Twitter @haleandy.