Come to the Table's School for Food Justice, Faith, and Storytelling is set to begin in September, bringing together a national group of faith leaders to investigate root causes of hunger, uncover and challenge the dominant narratives around hunger, and equip leaders to transform these conversations in their community.
The eight session training program will take place from September 28 to November 16, with sessions taking place weekly on Thursday. Sessions will explore the intersection of food justice, faith, and how our communities discuss and address hunger, ranging from topics like food access and farmers of color to theology and political advocacy. Guest speakers include Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Mark Yaconelli, Rev. Nurya Love Parish, Derrick Weston, Sarah Bowen, and more. We invite clergy to participate and consider inviting a lay member to join the program, as well!
Priority will be given to rural UMC faith leaders and congregants.
Learn more about the goals, logistics, and curriculum for SFJFs
and access application
. The application closes on September 14 at 5 p.m.
The virtual eight-week training program will take place from September 28 to November 16 of 2023, with sessions taking place weekly on Thursday mornings.