What We Eat
by Evan Silverstein and Diana Stephen
time to write out the weekly food-shopping list. This always
seemed like a routine matter until recently, when Presbyterians
became aware that food shopping is an integral part of stewardship.
In June 2002, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church
(U.S.A.) approved a report titled "We Are What We Eat,"
calling on the whole church to become faithful stewards by supporting
family farmers and ranchers. The report also demonstrated the
complexity of the issues affecting farmers and ranchers and urged
the church to reflect theologically, become informed of the issues
and take action that will restore God's justice to farming and
ranching communities in this country and throughout the world.
The report outlines the connections among urban, suburban and
rural communities-connections that often go unnoticed.
Presbyterian Women can lead the church in witnessing to the gospel
of Jesus Christ by taking seriously this report; after all, PW
has a history of leading the church in vital social witness.
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Evan Silverstein is the senior reporter with Presbyterian
News Service, a division of the General Assembly Council, PC(USA).
Diana Stephen is the associate for Network Support: Rural
and Small Church Ministries, National Ministries Division, PC(USA).
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