Economic justice at core of food justice

Reading the Peacemaking Program’s blog this evening, I was reminded of the great talk Roberto Jordan presented at this year’s Peacemaking Conference. The Presbyterian News Service posted a story on the keynote presentation by Rev. Jordan of Argentina. He is president of the Reformed Church in Argentina, a member of the executive committee of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, and one of the drafters of the Accra Confession.

A pamphlet of the Covenanting for Justice in the Economy and the Earth from the Accra, Ghana gathering is available in English and Spanish on the PC(USA) Just Trade website. The English version can be downloaded here.

Excerpt from the article on Jordan’s keynote:

Reverend Jordan said the last 30 years in Argentina has seen
socio-political life become a story of “resistance,” like in other
Latin American countries, where decisions made by ruling powers for
their own private gain have produced a range of people who are
“excluded from life.” But with these deprived people, many churches
have embarked on the process of “resisting the intolerable” to be able
to “proclaim the fullness of life for all,” Jordan said.

Read the full story.

Photo of Roberto Jordan by Evan Silverstein.