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This week will take a look at Eating Well Week 6: Peace from the free “Eating Well” NC Council of Churches Food Curriculum.
Excerpted from the curriculum (Leader’s Notes, Focus Statement and Scripture):
This week’s lesson looks at the impact food security has on peace. Some of the terms used in this lesson may be new to participants, so definitions are provided.
Feeding the hungry, welcoming the stranger, clothing the needy, caring for the sick, and visiting prisoners are all ways in which we as Christians can love our neighbors. Our neighbors – both around the world and in our own counties – struggle to find food security.
Matthew 25: 34-36
Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.
Please read the Eating Well Week 6: Peace of the “Eating Well” NC Council of Churches Curriculum.
Discussion Prompts from the curriculum (feel free to create your own prompts or to respond to one or more of these):
- What causes food insecurity?
- Who do you think is most at risk for being chronically hungry? What age group? Gender? Geographic location?
–Joy Williams, PHW Regional Consultant
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