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Arthur Simon, American Minister. Ordained to ministry Lutheran Church. Recipient Presidential End Hunger award United States Aid, Washington, 1990.


Simon, Arthur was born on July 28, 1930 in Eugene, Oregon, United States.


Student, Dana College. Bachelor, Bachelor's Degree, MST, Concordia Seminary. Doctor of Philosophy, Valparaiso University, 1983.

Doctor of Philosophy, Loyola University, Chicago, 1985.


Simon is a graduate of Dana College in Blair, Nebraska, and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He is an ordained Lutheran minister. Before retiring, he directed the Washington Office of the Christian Children's Fund from 1992 to 1997.

His most recent book is The Rising of Bread for the World: An Outcry of Citizens Against Hunger. Prior to that, he authored, with David Beckmann, Grace at the Table: Ending Hunger in God’s World. His previous books include Faces of Poverty and Harvesting Peace: The Arms Race and Human Need.

He has also had articles published in many national newspapers and journals. The honor was named after a 1963 encyclical letter, Pacem in terris (Peace on Earth), by Pope John XXIII that calls upon all people of good will to secure peace among all nations.


  • 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. Simon received a number of awards and honorary degrees, including the Presidential Hunger Award for Lifetime Achievement.He has served on the advisory board for the Center for Public Justice. He was the 35th recipient the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award in 2004.



Children: Peter, Nathan. Married Rosamund James. Children: Richard, Leah.

Rosamund James

Leah Simon

Peter Simon

Nathan Simon

Richard Simon