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Hands and Feet of God

The Covid-19 crisis is an opportunity to share of ourselves and our resources By Eileen Schuhmann | Presbyterian Hunger Program Many of us have experienced the anxiety of seeing the toilet paper isles empty in the grocery store. The flour shelf empty. The egg cooler empty. And probably many of us have struggled with the… Read more »

Deforestation and Covid-19

By Eileen Schuhmann | Presbyterian Hunger Program It’s been almost a week since we celebrated Earth Day and the question that has been on my mind is what is the current Covid-19 pandemic attempting to teach us about the state of Mother Nature and the ways in which we relate to her? It’s clear that… Read more »

Falling in Love with Peru

By Ellie Stock | Teaching Elder, Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy The Earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it…Psalm 24:1 For I am longing to see you…that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith… Romans 1:11-12 Fifty-five years ago, in the spring of 1965, as a Junior in college, I was preparing… Read more »

COVID-19 impact on PHP’s international partners

By Valery Nodem | Presbyterian Hunger Program The whole world has come to a pause over the last 2 months as the Coronavirus hit almost all countries on the planet. From just a few hundred people infected in January, there are currently more than two and half million cases around the world. The message across… Read more »

Take Action on Environmental Rollbacks

As we approach Earth day which is on April 22, it is important that we assess the health of our Earth. With the halting of many industrial activities and a drastic decrease in air and land travel with the Covid-19 crisis we have seen nature make some incredible recoveries due to the reduced pollution levels…. Read more »

Accompanying the people of Haiti toward justice

Listening, respect vital to Joining Hands’ success By Cindy Corell | Mission Co-worker Haiti In 2013, when I began serving in Haiti as a companionship facilitator with our Joining Hands network FONDAMA, I saw so much potential. In the spirit of Joining Hands, our network in Haiti would identify root causes of the country’s massive… Read more »

PHP Post Spring 2020 Edition Available

The Presbyterian Hunger Program’s national hunger concerns work is outlined in the centerspread of this PHP Post. The stories throughout this issue reflect the foci of national hunger concerns: food justice, climate justice and worker justice with overarching principles of community-listening and movement building. Download the National Hunger Concerns Poster Download the Spring 2020 PHP… Read more »

20 Year Message from Joining Hands Coordinator

Dear Friends, 20 years ago, the Presbyterian Hunger Program was invited and challenged by our global partners to deepen our response to hunger and poverty. Our partners were seeing and experiencing systemic injustices that cannot be addressed through “projects” alone. At the invitation of our partners, we tried a different approach. One that brought together… Read more »

Foreign Investment Worsens Poverty in Sri Lanka

The Millennium Challenge Corporation compact could lead to more privatization and marginalization By Herman Kumara | Chairperson Praja Abhilasha, Joining Hands Sri Lanka Sri Lanka is in the midst of a debt crisis. In 2016, 95.4% of all government revenues were going directly into debt repayment. According to the Minister of Finance (2018), the country’s… Read more »

Beyond Serendipity

Communities in Peru and the U.S. join forces in the fight against  toxic metals By Jed Koball | Mission Co-worker Peru The encounter between residents of Herculaneum, Missouri and La Oroya, Peru over 15 years ago was nothing less than serendipitous. Twenty years ago, when the Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP) was launching its Joining Hands… Read more »