The Ten Commandments of Food

Just in time for the global Food Week of Action!

The Food Week of Action begins on Monday, October 10 and includes World Food Day on October 16. Our team has developed these 10 Commandments and Manoj Jurian, coordinator of the Food for Life Campaign, has created this tool for congregations, with brief theological reflections and steps for faithful action on each one. Here are four of them:

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During the 2022 Food Week, you can join these Virtual Events and Actions:

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery

October 10, 2022, 9:30 – 11:30 (EDT), 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (Pacific)

At the heart of the injustices and lack of food sovereignty experienced by First Nations is the Christian Doctrine of Discovery, which still exists in U.S. case law. Sarah Augustine, Pueblo and Mennonite, will speak to this. Sponsored by Faith Action Network, with Interfaith Works, Olympia, WA

Breaking the Imperialist Food Chains: Online Forum on the Global Food Crisis

October 10, 2022, 9:00 a.m. (EDT)

An online forum is organized to expose how the continued and intensified neoliberal offensive is taking place in our food systems amid the global food crisis; critique the recent efforts of imperialist powers, including the US’s Food Security Summit, to supposedly transform the global food systems; and reaffirm the calls and demands of the GPS as the immediate and long-term response to the food crisis. Sponsored by People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty with PANAP + International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation

Power through Poetry: Voices to End Hunger (online readings and panel discussion)

October 11, 2022, 2 – 3:30 p.m. (EDT)

Both hosts engage in education and public programming about food systems and social justice.

PoetryXHunger focuses on poetry as a strategy. Sponsored by Food Studies Program at the New School & PoetryXHunger

14th Annual Food Sovereignty Prize Ceremony

October 13, 2022, 12:00-1:30 p.m. (EDT), 9:00 a.m. (Pacific), 4:00 p.m. (Ghana)

Join us to honor the 2022 prize recipients, Food Sovereignty Ghana and Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC). The virtual event will be emceed by Malik Yakini of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network and offers an opportunity to hear representatives of each organization speak about their successes and challenges promoting Food Sovereignty. Sponsored by US Food Sovereignty Alliance

Food Policy Briefing in Washington

October 13, 2022, 1 – 2 p.m. (EDT), 10:00 a.m. (Pacific)

We will highlight food policy unfolding in Congress and in Washington state. The event will feature a panel speaking to Anti-Hunger and Nutrition state legislative agenda, the Farm Bill and Child Nutrition in Congress, outcomes of the recent White House conference on Hunger, and Northwest Harvest’s Right to Food campaign. Sponsored by Faith Action Network

Rural Peoples Conference on Hunger, Land, and Climate

October 17-18, 2022, 2 a.m. (EDT), 9:00 a.m. (Nairobi)

The Global Conference, with the theme “Unchain Our Food: Advancing People’s Food Sovereignty amid a Global Food and Climate Catastrophe,” aims to highlight the ongoing struggles and resistance of rural peoples to ensure food sovereignty and decent living conditions for all. It will draw a unified analysis of the current food crisis, its impacts, and its prospects from the perspective of rural peoples from the Global South. The hybrid event in Uganda will also produce a coordinated plan for confronting the global food, land, and climate crises. Sponsored by People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty

Regenerate Conference’s Webinar Week

October 24 – 28, 2022, multiple webinars daily

At the intersection of agriculture and conservation, our work directly impacts climate change, and we are working to make broad systems change in how food is produced and brought to market. We also work for food justice, access, and accountability throughout the food system and how land is held in the US.  Sponsored by Quivira Coalition.

Emergency food distribution in response to Hurricane Fiona

Hurricane Fiona caused significant damage in Puerto Rico. One of the impacts was loss of access to food. This project will supply immediate relief by helping those impacted access food. Sponsored by Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

World Food Day Poster Contest (ages 5-19)

Now until Nov. 4, 2022

Everything in our world is connected – from our food to our cultures, environment and economies. Today, many people continue to face global challenges like poverty and hunger, climate change, conflict and inequality. Global challenges need global solutions! We can all learn how to be part of these global solutions for a sustainable future where every person counts. Sponsored by Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Food Week of Action includes World Food Day (October 16), International Day for Rural Women (October 15), and International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17).

World Food Day liturgy and prayer, bulletin insert and more resources at