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Food and Faith

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 »

Student Action with Farmworkers is Back in the Fields!

This update comes to us from Melinda Wiggins, Executive Director for Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF). It has been a long year, but I am pleased to share that our Into the Fields program is back in the fields. We launched this year’s internship and leadership development program with an online orientation. The 25 SAF… Read more »

Celebrating Agroecology on the International Day of Biological Diversity!

Farmers weeding in NY “We’re part of the solution!” … is the slogan for this year’s UN International Day of Biological Diversity, which the world has celebrated on May 22, since 1993. The International Day for Biological Diversity bolsters the Sustainable Development Goals and highlights the United Nations’ Convention on Biological Diversity, a multilateral treaty signed by all the… Read more »

AquaBounty Baits Philadelphia With Engineered Salmon

Image shows how GE salmon is created Philadelphia residents are test subjects for first U.S. sale of genetically engineered salmon FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2021 CONTACT: blockcorporatesalmon@gmail.com, Estefania Narvaez – (210) 837-3205 Unconsenting Philadelphians will soon unknowingly be eating the first genetically engineered animal to be released in U.S. markets. AquaBounty Technologies (NASDAQ: AQB) is planning its first commercial scale harvest of genetically… Read more »