Hunger & Poverty

Hunger advocacy at home and abroad are topics of the PC(USA)’s ‘Jesus & Justice’ Conference workshop

What does hunger advocacy look like at home and beyond? The Presbyterian Hunger Program’s Jennifer Evans and Eileen Schuhmann helped young adults learn more about both spheres Saturday during a workshop held as part of “Jesus and Justice,” the Young Adult Advocacy Conference. Young adults came to the Presbyterian Center and gathered online for the first-ever conference, sponsored by PC(USA) advocacy ministries in Washington, D.C., and at the United Nations.

Presbyterian Hunger Program helps put on a summit focused on food systems and urban agriculture

Together with partners including Food in Neighborhoods and Kentucky State University, the Presbyterian Hunger Program helped to put on an illuminating two-day conference on Friday and Saturday, “Weaving the Food Web: The People’s Summit on Food Systems and Urban Agriculture.” After visits to growing, training and feeding operations on Friday, Saturday’s workshops were held in the conference facility at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville.

Presbyterians urged to contact Congress on reauthorizing the Farm Bill

The PC(USA)’s Office of Public Witness issued an Action Alert Tuesday encouraging Presbyterians to, among other things, urge their U.S. Senators and House of Representatives member to quickly reauthorize the five-year Farm Bill, which expires in 2023 and provides Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and other anti-hunger initiatives to millions of residents as well as support to the nation’s two million farmers.

Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, Nebraska, holds a ‘service of service’

Each Sunday this month, Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, Nebraska is putting service into its worship service. The Rev. Chris Peters, Westminster’s head of staff, is offering a month-long “When Life Shows Up to Church” preaching series by considering the question, “What do we do when the storms of life show up to church?”