Food

Food is central to life: The United Church believes that our society must ensure a food supply for everyone that is safe, reliable, and affordable. At the same time, agriculture and fisheries should provide a dignified livelihood for producers and ensure ecological balance.

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PDF icon A Drama about Food Sovereignty and Justice
This drama goes with the worship “Seeds of Sovereignty” found in Mandate November 2014.

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Last updated: 
July 26, 2017

Ask the federal government to take immediate steps to respond to the hunger crisis in parts of Africa and the Middle East.

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HTML icon Churches Week of Action on Food (Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance)
An archive of resources for worship, advocacy, and action on food justice.

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File Churches' Week of Action on Food (World Council of Churches)
Annual resources for a week of action on food justice, leading up to World Food Sunday.

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PDF icon Exploring the Principles of Food Sovereignty
A Resource for the Food Justice Week of Action.
Last updated: 
April 20, 2017

Life is a constant struggle for Palestinian Muslims and Christians living in the West Bank. Separated from family living in Israel, Gaza, or further abroad, many also face land confiscation or are unable to reach their land to work it because of Israeli restrictions on travel. Those who want to build new agriculture-related structures rarely receive permits from the Israeli authority; if they build anyway, they are subject to demolitions.

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File Global Day of Prayer to End Famine (WCC)
A World Council of Churches "resource pack" to support a Global Day of Prayer to End Famine on May 21, 2017...
Last updated: 
May 15, 2017

Creator,
We pray, with others around the world,
for those facing extreme hunger and starvation in
South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, Kenya, and Yemen.

Redeemer,
Let us be part of a world response
that cares for all people in need with love.

Sustainer,
Help us, with others, answer the call to end famine
and eradicate poverty.
Amen.

—a prayer for the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine, May 21

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PDF icon Recognizing That Food Is Sacred: Seed Service
A service that focuses on one of the Seven Principles of Food Sovereignty and features a seed mandala.

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PDF icon Seeds of Sovereignty
A worship outline for the Seeding Life campaign from Mandate, Nov. 2014.

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File Service for World Food Sunday
A World Food Sunday service that can be adapted for local contexts.

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File There Is a Great Hunger in Creation
A worship service for International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

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File Twelfth Night Ideas
Ideas for celebrating Twelfth Night of Christmas as a congregation or family.

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File What Is Creation Saying to Us? Share My Abundance!
A worship service for the Thanksgiving Sunday, Year A, Creation Time in the Season of Pentecost.
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