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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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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File Day of Prayer to End Famine | Canadian Foodgrains Bank
On June 10, 2018, join Christians around the world and pray for people suffering from severe hunger with these prayers and words for worship.
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April 3, 2018

In May 2016 United Theological College in Montreal, Quebec, presented Dr. Reinerio Arce with an honorary doctorate. Dr. Arce took the opportunity to thank The United Church of Canada for its decades of solidarity with Cuba. “We will not forget your friendship,” he said. “Even as it becomes easier to relate directly with the U.S. churches, we need you to be with us.”

He recalled shipments of food in the late 1990s through 2001 organized by the United Church through its membership in the Canadian Foodgrains Bank during a time of drought in eastern Cuba.

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PDF icon Exploring the Principles of Food Sovereignty
A Resource for the Food Justice Week of Action.
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April 9, 2018
Thank you for your generous and compassionate support of The United Church of Canada’s Extreme Hunger Appeal
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April 3, 2018

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...
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June 1, 2018

A prayer for the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

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File Prayer for extreme hunger in Africa, and the Middle East
A prayer for people experiencing extreme hunger in Africa and the Middle East

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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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File Room at the Table (Canadian Foodgrains Bank)
A worship package with resources to pray, give, and advocate for an end to global hunger.

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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 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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