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Food and Faith

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 »

The Power of Prevention: La Coalición es Presente!

We’re excited to share a brand new video from our friends in the Coalition of Immokalee Workers! It is a compelling new snapshot of the Fair Food Program. The 2-1/2 minute video explains how the CIW’s worker-led social responsibility model, together with the strong partnerships at the heart of the Fair Food Program, helped create… Read more »

Summer Update for Hunger Action Congregations

Dear Hunger Action Congregations, I hope you and your congregation are doing well. And I hope you personally have had or will have the chance to revitalize your spirit – at least a bit! – during the summer. The challenges aren’t letting up, so we need to find our peace and strength in our faith,… Read more »

2021’s Biggest Climate News and What to Do

sign with "There is No Planet B" By Jessica Maudlin, PHP Dear Friends of Creation, This Monday morning’s news is the most important environmental news in years.  The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) sixth assessment report provides clear scientific documentation that our world is truly in crisis. Along with our friends at PEC, we have reviewed the reporting in… Read more »

Upcoming Ways to Support A Pathway to Citizenship

These next weeks and months are shaping up to be crucial times to urge Congress to do all it can to support pathways to citizenship for as many of the 11 million undocumented individuals as possible—including for farmworkers!  We invite you to take action for farmworkers and citizenship! Tuesday July 27th at 5pm ET/ 4pm… Read more »

The FaithLands Toolkit is Here!

Land is the source of life Anyone who eats, anyone who prays, anyone who lives from the earth should be thinking about land. Land has a history For every tale of settlement, there is a tale of dispossession; for every tale of wealth, there is a tale of labor. The land carries these stories. Land… Read more »