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Conversations on Food Justice, Session 11: Faith and Food Justice

April 26, 2022  • Conversations on Food Justice

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Faith based organizations fuse a moral framework around some of the most challenging issues facing our world, making them invaluable allies in the movement for food justice. Across faiths, leaders are mobilizing their communities to tackle food insecurity from all angles—from local efforts to distribute food and resources to families in need, to advocating for more equitable social and economic policies that can move the needle on poverty and increasing calls for climate justice. This work is nothing new for communities of faith, who have long played a role in shaping social policy and community activism.

In this session, we will explore how faith communities are working alongside environmentalists, the labor movement, animal rights activists, community organizers, charitable organizations, and health advocates to make our food systems more just, equitable, and sustainable.

Our Panelists

Rev. Eugene Cho, President and CEO of Bread for the World

Anwar Khan, President and Co-Founder of Islamic Relief USA

Abby J. Leibman, President and CEO, MAZON (A Jewish Response to Hunger)

Preet Singh, Pantry Organizer, Khalsa Care Foundation

Moderated by

Simran Jeet Singh, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Religion & Society Program at the Aspen Institute