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2022 Food Week of Action Features Virtual Events

worc and food sov ghana photos Join these Virtual Food Week Activities: Breaking the Imperialist Food Chains: Online Forum on the Global Food Crisis October 10, 2022, 9:00 a.m. (EDT) An online forum is organized to expose how the continued and intensified neoliberal offensive is taking place in our food systems amid the global food crisis; critique the recent efforts of… Read more »

Mark 2022 Food Week as World Faces Food Crisis

hands holding rice For about a billion people in the world, every day is a food crisis. This year, the pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and regional shortages spread the pain even wider. Here in the United States, food chain supply issues, inflation, and the end of COVID policies like the universal school meal program threaten food security…. Read more »

Weaving our Way to Wholeness

Jim and wife holding dairy farm sign While wholeness may be the ultimate goal, in the meantime, I value determined weaving. The wholeness we seek may be beyond our reach given the lack of maturity of Homo Sapiens Sapiens (such a self-congratulatory term), but weaving with those you care about is good, true and (while definitely messy) beautiful! Today, the gift I… Read more »

An Affordable Housing Crisis, But Not Without Solutions

two women celebrating Applying community organizing strategies, PHP’s partners are making huge strides to address the crisis in home ownership, which you’ll read about in my colleague Jenny’s article below. But with a dearth of as many as 5.5 million housing units, it will take much more, including new policies and incentives at local, state and national levels,… Read more »

One from each continent! Goldman Environmental Prize winners for 2022

photo from youtube of nalleli This year marks the 33rd anniversary of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize, which honors one grassroots activist (and this year one couple) from each of the six inhabited continents. This year’s prize winners are Alex Lucitante and Alexandra Narvaez from Ecuador; Chima Williams from Nigeria; Julien Vincent from Australia; Marjan Minnesma from the Netherlands; Niwat… Read more »

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 »