community to Congress: 'sow justice' in the farm bill
Washington, November 5, 2007 In anticipation of the Senate vote on the 2007
farm bill, the National Council of Churches' Eco-Justice Program delivered
hundreds of messages to Senate offices from church members across the
country calling for access to locally grown food, guarantees farmers'
access to conservation programs, and justice for God's creation.
letter calling for an increase in funding for conservation programs in the
farm bill was also delivered to Senate offices from a broad spectrum of
Through its Faithful Harvest Campaign, NCC's Eco-Justice Program has been
encouraging people of faith for over a year to speak out to uphold the
principles of justice and equity for all of God's creation as Congress
crafts a farm bill.
In addition to the legislative advocacy work, the Faithful Harvest
Campaign has produced two agricultural-themed resources to be used in
congregational worship and study. "Our Daily Bread" and
"Everyday Thanksgiving" are both available for free download on
the NCC Eco-Justice Program website: http://www.nccecojustice.org/faithharvestworship.html
The House of Representatives passed its version of the farm bill on July
29th. In the coming weeks, the Senate has the opportunity to pass a bill
that will provide sufficient funding so that all farmers who wish to
participate in conservation programs may do so.
Eco-Justice contact: Cassandra Carmichael, 202.481.6928, firstname.lastname@example.org
NCC News contact: Philip Jenks, 212.870.2228, email@example.com
or Dan Webster, 212.870.2252, NCCnews@ncccusa.org