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NCC Eco-Justice program seeks Thanksgiving Prayers 

Washington, D.C., Oct. 16, 2007 To commemorate Thanksgiving, the National Council of Churches' Eco-Justice Program, will be accepting prayers for our nation's farmers through a "Thanksgiving Prayer Offering" lasting through December 15. 

People of faith are encouraged to submit prayers, which will be collected in a web-based anthology to highlight the connection between the food we eat and the farmers who plant, grow, and harvest God's gracious bounty.  

"In order to be truly thankful for the food that God provides, we must be aware and acknowledge all of the hands and processes involved as it finds its way to our table," says Cassandra Carmichael, director of the NCC Eco-Justice Program. 

"Farmers, farmworkers, and rural communities as well as the rest of God's creation--land, water, air, and soil--deserve our thanks as we sit down with family and friends this Thanksgiving season."  

Prayers can be submitted online at www.nccecojustice.org/thanksgivingcontest.html

The "Thanksgiving Prayer Offering" coincides with the promotion of two free, downloadable harvest-themed resources produced by the NCC Eco-Justice Program that can be used for congregational study and Thanksgiving Sunday worship services:  "At the Lord's Table: Everyday Thanksgiving" and "Our Daily Bread."  The resources are available at:  www.nccecojustice.org/faithharvestworship.html .   


NCC Eco-Justice contact:  Adam Bray, 202.481.6684, abray@ncccusa.org

NCC News contact:  Dan Webster, 212.870.2252, NCCnews@ncccusa.org  or Philip Jenks, 212.870.2252, pjenks@councilofchurches.org .


 

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