Art Simon is the Founder and President Emeritus of Bread for the
World, the nation’s premier citizen’s lobby against hunger. He
served for almost two decades as its Chief Executive Officer and,
before retiring, directed the Washington Office of Christian
Children’s Fund from 1992 to 1997. He was pastor of Trinity
Lutheran Church on New York’s Lower East Side from 1961 to 1972.
His book, Bread for the World, won the national Religious Book
Award and was described by the late Nobel Prize economist, Gunnar
Myrdal, as a “clear and convincing” analysis of world hunger. A
prolific spiritual writer, his most recent books are How Much Is
Enough? Hungering for God in an Affluent Culture and Rediscovering
The Lord’s Prayer. Simon is an alumnus of Concordia Seminary
(S.T.M.), St. Louis, MO, and Dana College, Blair, NE. He has
received a number of awards and honorary degrees, including the
Presidential Hunger Award for Lifetime Achievement.