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Just for fun. What tabs do you have open?

screen shot of open tabs Keeping Tabs If you are like me, you have half a dozen or more than 20 tabs open on your internet browser. Great stuff you want to read but haven’t gotten to yet… Well, now is your moment to share your favorite open tabs with others. Just add them as a ‘Comment’ below.  Thanks! Here’s… Read more »

Hot off the press! PHP’s Justice Journal

kids holding hands and jumping The theme of the Presbyterian Hunger Program’s latest resource is CONGREGATIONAL VITALITY! How do ministries of alleviating hunger, providing affordable housing, caring for the earth and building just societies help enliven congregations? Read about congregational vitality that comes through efforts to work on hunger and its root causes in the new edition of the PHP… Read more »

More corn into our fuel tanks in the middle of a war?

cartoon of car eating corn cobs Our politicians are worried about high gas prices and inflation. Fine. But diverting arable land into biofuels as we face food crises around the globe is short-sighted and can cost many lives. Michael Grunwald, in his April 19 article titled, “Biofuels are accelerating the food crisis — and the climate crisis, too” highlights the absurdity…. Read more »

Building Community and Food Security in the Far North—Yarducopia

This update comes from Alaska Community Action on Toxics, a Presbyterian Hunger Program grant partner.  The goal of the Yarducopia organic gardening program is to build a grassroots movement of gardeners in Alaska who will work toward a toxic-free, climate stable, and food secure world. This program continues to grow significantly, with the inclusion of… Read more »

Ides of March or Journey to the Cross

Guest blog post by  Rev. Ellie Stock, Honorably Retired Originally posted on March 15, 2022 in the Presbytery of Giddings Lovejoy blog On this day, we Christians find ourselves in the second week of Lent, the liturgical season, remembering Jesus’ journey to the Cross and reminding us of our own calling to be followers of… Read more »

The Victory of Dickerson Road United in Struggle

This update comes to us from Sarah Marriott, Development Manager for Workers’ Dignity/Dignidad Obrera. On the heels of Workers’ Dignity’s (WD) involvement in the successful Mosaic Apartment housing campaign which kept 89 BIPOC families housed, our team received another call from folks seeking anti-eviction support. This call came from a group of concerned tenants living… Read more »

WHEAT and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Garden Seed Program

This update comes from the World Hunger Ecumenical Arizona Task-Force (WHEAT), a Presbyterian Hunger Program grant partner.  WHEAT joined with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) to help begin personal gardens for senior adults. The Community had long had a garden, but few planted or harvested on it and the seeds distributed didn’t seem… Read more »

Thanksgiving Toolkit: Know Whose Land You’re On!

* This post comes to us thanks to the Louisville chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Thanksgiving is based on myths that hide and erase the genocide that the United States is founded upon. What would it mean to tell a different story; an honest story? We cannot expect that justice will ever… Read more »

Covid-19 cases, deaths among meatpacking workers three times worse than thought

meatpacking workers on line with bones and meat “Our investigation found that the Trump administration’s response to the outbreaks in meatpacking plants was wholly insufficient,” said Rep. James Clyburn, chairman of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis on Wednesday. Five large meatpackers reneged on their duty to protect their workers during the pandemic and roughly three times as many deaths and… Read more »

The Ten Commandments … of Food

four of the 10 commandments of food Yes, the Food Week of Action is coming next month! Every year, PHP joins with dozens of churches, farms and organizations from all over to celebrate the movement to bring Good Food to all – starting with those who don’t get enough affordable, healthy food grown in ways that honor labor and the land. Your… Read more »