This event is sponsored by the Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative and co-sponsored by Partners in Health and Wholeness (NC Council of Churches), in partnership with the following churches and faith communities: Morning Star Missionary Baptist, Temple Emanuel, Parkway United Church of Christ, Centenary UMC, The Greater Tabernacle Worship Center, and Macedonia Worship Center.
Following on the success of our February 2013 food justice conference, this follow-up gathering will focus more on skills that you can take back to your community. Using local presenters, each of our three sessions will feature lecture-style learning with small group discussion centered around our three themes:
> What do our scriptures and faith traditions teach us about food and its role in our lives? Hear from a Christian pastor, a Jewish rabbi, and a Muslim imam on their respective traditions and what we can learn from them.
> How can churches and faith communities improve healthy food access in urban areas? Learn about mobile farmers markets, food trucks, and other innovative projects already happening.
> When people of faith get together, we often share a meal. How can we make healthy food more available in our places of worship?
The conference is free; lunch is included.
|8:30 – 9:00am||Registration|
|9:00 – 9:30am||Welcome, Interfaith Prayer and Song, and An Overview of Food Security in Forsyth County by Tyler Jenkins|
|9:30 – 10:45am||Prayin’ – Hear from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions on rituals of eating, and how those rituals can help us care for ourselves, our neighbors, and the earth. Led by Rabbi Mark Strauss-Cohn, Bishop Todd Fulton, and Iman Khalid Griggs.|
|10:45 – 11:00am||Break|
|11:00 – 12:00pm||Truckin’ – Learn how to increase healthy food access in food deserts, including such innovative practices as healthy corner stores, mobile food trucks, and mobile farmers markets. Led by Tamica Patterson (Healthy Corner Store Initiative), Jon Barber (Mobile Farm Fresh), and Ben amd Marty Tennille (HOPE).|
|12:00 – 1:00pm||Lunch|
|1:00 – 2:00pm||Servin’ – How can congregations and faith communities increase healthy food options in their places of worship? Led by Partners in Health and Wholeness (North Carolina Council of Churches) and friends.|
|2:00 – 2:30pm||Choose one of three sessions (Prayin’, Truckin’, Servin’) and go deeper into dialogue with others working in this area. Chose one thing you can do, and find like-minded people to help you do it.|
|2:30 – 3:00pm||Closing Thoughts and Departure|