Together for Justice: 2012 International Gathering
August 13-15, 2012
Catholic Theological Union
JOINING HANDS AT A CROSSROADS
Led by Valery Nodem and Alexa Smith, Joining Hands, Presbyterian Hunger Program, PC(USA)
The Joining Hands Initiative of the Presbyterian Church (USA) Hunger Program is a new way to mobilize people in focused campaigns to tackle systemic causes of hunger both in the United States and abroad as a witness to the wholeness of God’s creation. Rather than replicate project-based mission, the goal of Joining Hands is to organize ourselves in both the northern and southern hemispheres to campaign for change in a globalized world. We look together at the immense troubles we all face on a small planet and pull together in prayer, research, repentance, action and in a process of mutual transformation that reflects our shared commitment to global peace and justice.
Joining Hands has now identified 3 major areas of focus:
- Food and Land Justice – access to land is necessary for food sovereignty
- Water and Extractives – much of the water work that Joining Hands does is to address contamination caused by mining industries
- Trade – trade policies affect all of the Joining Hands countries and work
My Invisible Backpack Featured in Unbound- An Interactive Journal of Christian Social Justice: An article written by Abbi Heimach, including her spoken word reflection about white and Global North privilege, based upon Peggy McIntosh's invisible knapsack metaphor.