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Faith In Food News


Click on the links above for some of the news stories we have covered concerning faith and food issues - ranging from Quaker action to grow a sustainable community to workshops on agroforestry in Africa to encourage farmers to incorporate more trees on farms.

Also, check out our Faith in Food blog - - where as well as covering ARC activities, we also highlight interesting food and faith-related stories from around the world. Link here for the blog.

Faith in Food workshops

ARC has held four international workshops with faith groups to discuss issues around faith and food - New York, United States; one in Delhi, India; Nairobi, Kenya; London, UK.

For a report on the Delhi workshop in January 2011, click here.

For a report on the London workshop in April 2011, click here.

Sustainable agriculture and agroforestry

As part of ARC's work with faith groups in sub-Saharan Africa, ARC is working with faith groups in Africa on faith-based approaches to farming and agroforestry. Check out the following links for more information.

  • Farming God's Way workshop in Kenya, May 2012.

  • Islamic Farming - the first conservation agriculture manual for Muslim farmers, which ARC launched in Kenya in March 2014.

  • Agroforestry workshop, Ghana.

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    Faith in food
    Faith in Food is about people of faith honouring their values in the food they eat. Food has always played a central role in religious life – in worship and celebration, through foods that are sacred, prasad or forbidden, and in communion and Passover, Ramadan and harvest festivals.
    April 9, 2011:
    ARC holds Faith in Food workshop in London - the biggest yet
    An organic farmer for 30 years, Patrick Holden has always had a profound sympathy for the spiritual roots of the organic movement. But it was an 'extraordinary experience' at the Bhaktivedanta Manor Hindu temple in Hertfordshire two years ago that proved revelatory, he told the Faith in Food workshop organised by ARC in London.
    May 30, 2012:
    Head of Coexist Foundation discusses religion and environment on video
    UBrainTV has broadcast a thoughtful interview with James Kidner of Coexist Foundation on the role of religion in today's world. He says taking part in ARC's Windsor Celebration was one of Coexist's 'proudest moments'.