In these opening years of the twenty-first century, the need for a more sustainable food system has increasingly become a focus of our national conversation. As a Christian, sometime in the last decade I began to wonder: How can we re-imagine food systems in a way that more clearly reflects God’s reign? Where are the Christians working for a better food system, and how can I join them? Are there existing Christian food projects that I could replicate or adapt in my context? I lived with these questions for a few years. While they remained unanswered, they only grew in importance.
These are the words of Rev. Nurya Love Parish, an Episcopal priest from Michigan, whom I had the pleasure of meeting last summer at Wake Forest’s Food and Faith Intensive Course in Asheville. She has since been compiling the work that’s being done by Christians into one guide, and it is free to anyone who wants it! Just click here and follow the instructions to download your copy.
Take a moment to download the guide and be inspired by the movement.
As Nurya says,
As Christians, we put faith into practice in a variety of ways. Some tend land as farmers and gardeners. Some feed hungry people as gleaners and growers. Some advocate for wiser policy choices. Some work in interfaith coalitions to shift local food systems. Some reflect and write on the meaning of food and faith. Some simply choose to grow and cook real food and share it. Taken together, this work adds up to something big: a Christian food movement.
Thanks be to God!