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Plan Now for Week of Action on Food

27. July 2011

    With almost one billion people facing chronic hunger and food price shocks causing further crisis in vulnerable communities, churches and individuals around the world are asked to set aside one week in October for specific reflection and action on food.

    Dedicate 10-17 October 2011 to worship, study, and practical action that promotes change in the way food is grown, sold, distributed and consumed. This year’s resource guide addresses the structural issues and institutions that are at the root of the current food crisis and emphasizes changes we can make individually and collectively.

    This year, World Food Day, 16 October, falls on a Sunday, which gives Christians an added opportunity to connect food justice with our faith.  Also note that 15 October is International Day for Rural Women and 17 October is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

    A resource guide in English, French and Spanish will be available at the end of August. The guide provides background to key issues in the food crisis and suggests what needs to change. The guide offers action ideas, as well as worship resources.

    Begin your plan now for marking the week of action on food, such as:

    • Set aside the worship service on 16 October to focus on food.
    • Plan a study group or consider a film and discussion group to look at the issues of food justice locally and globally.
    • Prepare for a church or community lobbying event.
    • Organize a potluck meal celebrating local foods and traditions.

    For more information
    see http://www.e-alliance.ch/en/s/food/2011-churches-week-of-action-on-food/

The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance is a broad international network of churches and Christian organizations cooperating in advocacy on food and HIV and AIDS. The Alliance is based in Geneva, Switzerland. For more information, see http://www.e-alliance.ch/

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