Oct 19, 2012

LPF’s Updated Peace Deck

A new version of LPF’s Peace Deck is now available online for download. It now consists of four sets of cards that offer you a variety of helpful biblical and contemporary peacemaking quotes, as well as leadership, advocacy, and discipleship insights. Use the deck to deepen your vision of peacemaking and to encourage your actions for peace. Use the deck to bring the gospel vision of Shalom -- peace, justice, community, wholeness -- into your everyday life!. It's a compact way to meditate in the morning, on a grocery line, on a bus, or at bedtime. May peace be with you as you grow in Shalom!
Go to the download page for the deck by clicking here

Oct 10, 2012

World Food Day

World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945.
The World Food Day theme for 2012 is "Agricultural cooperatives – key to feeding the world".  It has been chosen to highlight the role of cooperatives in improving food security and contributing to the eradication of hunger.
Interest in cooperatives and rural organizations is also reflected in the decision of the UN General Assembly to designate 2012 “International Year of Cooperatives.”
LPF Hunger Resources, LPF Hunger and Development Links, LPF Advocacy Alert: 2012 Farm Bill
World Food Day Website
Wikipedia article
World Food Day USA Directory of Organizations
World Food Day Sunday Dinner
Bread for the World
ELCA World Hunger Program
Healthy food and food systemsVibrant farms and rural communities

"Taking Root" five-part congregation education program on hunger.
Greenhorns - recruit, promote and support the new generation of young American farmers.
Via Campesina - International Peasant's Movement
Food First - Institute for Food and Development Policy

Oct 2, 2012

International Day of Nonviolence and the Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi

International Day of Nonviolence was declared by the United Nations to be marked on October 2nd, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and a pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. Check out our video series on Gandhi's philosophy and its impact, this video series on Nonviolence for the Violent by Walter Wink, and LPF´s many other Resources on Nonviolence.