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Articles with the tag: food-sovereignty
On Friday 23rd September, before the 2011 Synod gathering in Newcastle, a group of people from right across the Synod attended a “faith. on earth” passion booster day at the Hunter Wetlands Centre. Summaries of discussions from the day are now available. more
Ross Neville, Rural Consultant with the Board of Mission, writes about the new Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance, a collaboration which works towards a food system where people have the opportunity to choose, create and manage their food supply from paddock to plate. He discusses the global and Australian context and why food sovereignty is needed, and encourages the church to get involved. more
Ross Neville from the Board of Mission and Miriam Pepper from South Sydney Uniting Church explore the global challenge of world hunger, developments in sustainable farming, and the importance of small farmers and consumers for driving change. The church, they argue, has an important role to play. A version of this article first appeared in Insights, November 2010. www.insights.uca.org.au. more
Ross Neville, the Evangelism, Mission and New Congregations Consultant with the Board of Mission, reports on the 4th quadrennial conference of the International Rural Christian Association (IRCA). The IRCA met in September 2010 in to discuss the IAASTD report to the United Nations entitled “Agriculture at a Crossroads”. more