Posts Categorized: Advocacy

A Green New Deal for Food and Farming

photo of author By Ahna Kruzic, Communications Director of Pesticides Action Network North America Original post Globally, today’s food and agriculture systems are responsible for more climate change-contributing emissions than the world’s cars, trucks, planes, and trains combined. At the same time, we’re confronted with evidence that climate change is wreaking havoc on agricultural production—and unraveling systems of… Read more »

Attacks on the Poor Continue: Food Insecurity Update

cartoon about hunger being renamed The Food Research and Action Center just released this summary of the USDA Economic Research Service report, which highlights the state of hunger in the United States. This comes in the middle of a gathering of hundreds food pantry, food bank, and anti-hunger activists from around the country here at the Closing the Hunger Gap… Read more »

UPDATE for Hunger Action Congregations: May 2019

Dear Friends in Christ, Happy belated Easter. As we approach the summer, may we continue to practice resurrection! Since I last wrote you in mid-January, eleven churches have joined as Hunger Action Congregations. With the great support from Rev. Meg Overstreet in Giddings-Lovejoy Presbytery, Missouri has generated many new HACs! And we have our first… Read more »

Faith and your dinner plate

globe and web with climate justice or climate chaos printed on it Food choices help mitigate climate change Originally published in the Presbyterians Today March/April 2019 edition Choosing a protein for a meal is no easy task. Can you afford it? Is it good for you? If you have kids, will they eat it? Then there are the less common and more challenging questions: Was the earth… Read more »

Grateful for you

By Rebecca Barnes, Coordinator of the Presbyterian Hunger Program To those living in famine in Africa and the Middle East, your gift to One Great Hour of Sharing makes a difference. To widows learning how to fight for land titles to stay on their deceased husband’s land so they may continue to care for their… Read more »

Climate Justice Alliance Pushing for a Just Green New Deal

Climate Justice Alliance (CJA), a grantee partner of the Presbyterian Hunger Program, has the ear of Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez. CJA members support the Green New Deal, but they continue to push for language and legislation that aims for zero emissions, not just a net-zero. Net-zero goals allows high-emission polluters to continue polluting and to rely on… Read more »

Historic Suit Against ICE in Tennessee

Immigrants, who are over-represented in low-paying and dangerous jobs, are being targeted in many places around the country. In this case, ICE violently raided a workplace in east Tennessee. The workers are pushing back with a lawsuit against ICE, the first of its kind. Our grantee partner, Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, is supporting… Read more »

Photos from Climate March & COP24 – 1st Week

Thousands fill the streets of Katowice calling for climate action Protesters included people of faith from many religions, farmers from Latin America, environmentalists from Asia, students from the United States and families from Europe, many of whom said climate change is already affecting their lives. Thousands of people from around the world marched Saturday through… Read more »

125,000 Youth Draw the World They Want!

The Voice of the Young 125,000 youth from all over the world have sent a message on the world’s largest postcard to the leaders at COP24: Fight climate change and help the environment! Check out this (soundless) video of the art. “Dear children, dear teachers, dear parents, dear colleagues and dear friends: We did it and… Read more »

On-the-ground Update from the Global Climate Summit

Hello from Katowice! Yes, it is raining but spirits are high. I arrived by train last night from Warsaw after a 20-hour trip and shared my dinner table with Max, a sustainable bioenergy specialist from the National Wildlife Federation. Max, who grew up in Oakland, is also working to get Democrats and Republicans to join… Read more »