Monday, October 5, 2015

Faith in Action Food Summit: October 22

Breaking Bread Together to Address Hunger & Health

Faith calls us to be present to the world’s realities: a faith life which is disconnected from the needs of one’s physical body and the world around us is not good for one’s physical or spiritual well-being. Instead, we are called to create communities where everyone is free from disease, no one goes hungry, workers are treated well, and where children are nourished and ready to succeed. In such a community, people can eat with dignity around the table together, and food is affordable and accessible for all. This is the world we are called to co-create with the universal Creator. National Food Day – a nation-wide celebration of real food – is an opportunity for faith leaders to come together to celebrate real food and see what we can do to create a food system that feeds and nourishes with the bounty of the earth, rather than one that harms human health and the ecosystems surrounding us.

The Bronx Multi-Faith Advisory Group cordially invites you to gather for a Faith in Action Food Summit on October 22nd from 10am-1pm at the Bronx Museum of the Arts (1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx NY 10456). This is an opportunity for faith leaders to gain a deeper understanding of the ways people of faith can get involved in creating an equitable and sustainable food system that promotes health and reduces hunger. The Summit will equip participants with messages that can be taken back to congregations the following weekend, putting Bronx-based efforts to create a holistic food system on the map alongside others from across the country who will also be celebrating Food Day, which is held every year on October 24.

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