Several recent blog posts have discussed food production, gardening, etc. — perfect timing for the following announcement!

ELCA World Hunger is holding an ELCA World Hunger Ethics of Eating event in Region 7 on September 29 – October 2 in the Philadelphia/Allentown area!  Synods that are included in Region 7 include Metro New York, New England, New Jersey, Northeast Pennsylvania, Slovak Zion, Southeast Pennsylvania, and Upstate New York synods.

Please help spread the word about this exciting event!  Our goal is to have a racially and ethnically diverse group of approximately 20 participants, including young adults (ages 18-35).  Don’t live in this area?  Do you know someone who does who may be interested?  Pass this information on to them!

Interested?  If you are connected with the ELCA and are in one of these synods, email for an application — completed applications are due on AUGUST 15, 2011.  Detailed information about the ELCA World Hunger Ethics of Eating event is at

Event information:
ELCA World Hunger has held regional Ethics of Eating events for the past few years to discuss the food production system and how the ways we eat impact the environment, those who are hungry, and those who work in food production.  These issues are explored from a theological perspective, and with respect to organic, local and conventional farming.

ELCA World Hunger will invite a diverse group of approximately twenty participants to attend this Region 7 Ethics of Eating event in the Philadelphia/Allentown area from Thursday, September 29 – Sunday, October 2, 2011. To fully leverage ELCA World Hunger’s investment in this event, participants must commit to attendance at the entire Ethics of Eating event.

Email Erin Cummisford ( to request the Ethics of Eating application. Completed applications AND a letter of support are due by August 15, 2011.  Applicants will be notified of invitation decisions shortly thereafter. ELCA World Hunger will underwrite the cost of participation.

After this event, each participant will:
1.  Have increased capacity to advocate for a just and sustainable food system, in response to hunger and on behalf of the environment.
2.  Implement a follow-up project, action or activity.
3.  Participate in the ELCA World Hunger Leader Network and online community.

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Cummisford (  Thank you!