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Worship and Action Resources Now Available for Food Week of Action

14. September 2011


    An action guide, worship resources, and regional information and action papers are now available to help you engage with your church and community for the Churches’ Week of Action on Food, 10-17 October 2011.



    The guide provides background on key issues related to the food crisis and suggests ways to strengthen food security. It offers action ideas and suggests resources.



    The worship service has been prepared by the Iona Community, a member of the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, based in Scotland.  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.


    Information and action sheets for Africa, Asia, Canada, European Union, Latin America, and the United States contain more specific information and action ideas relating to issues affecting those regions and countries.


    Many of the materials are available in English, French and Spanish.


    These resources and more can be found at: http://www.e-alliance.ch/en/s/food/2011-churches-week-of-action-on-food/




    Action ideas to get you started



    Here are other ideas for more actions that have been suggested. Use ideas that work best in your context, be creative in adapting them or making up your own! Send in your suggestions to ccampeau@e-alliance.ch



    • “Waste Tracker”: As a family, set up a “waste tracker” sheet on your refrigerator or near your waste bins. Designate one family member to be the “waste buster” for the week and mark down how much food was wasted each day (i.e. fresh produce that went bad, food bought that expired and had to be thrown away, cooked food that wasn’t eaten). At the end of the week, discuss as a family ways to reduce this waste and options for disposal, such as composting.
    • Civic Gardens: Organize a group willing to tend a garden for the community and identify spaces owned by the local government where the community might be able to grow vegetables for families most in need. Meet with local politicians to share your support for local, agro-ecologically-grown food and lobby for the use of the spaces for the gardens.
    • Organize a debate with local representatives about issues of production and consumption and what should be done about the local and national challenges.
    • Share the “food quiz” with your family, church or study group as a discussion starter about food production and consumption (coming soon).



    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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