April Interfaith Conference Call: Working for a Just Farm Bill

Listen to the archived recording of this call here.

The Farm Bill broadly impacts how food is grown and distributed both here and around the world; it affects federal food assistance programs like SNAP (formerly known as “food stamps”); and since our food system has huge impacts on the environment, the Farm Bill has environmental ramifications as well.

For our April interfaith environmental conference call, we are excited to welcome three representatives from the Jewish Farm Bill Working Group to offer a range of perspectives on this important legislation. A coalition of national Jewish organizations, the Working Group recently issued a Jewish Platform for a Just Farm Bill.

Josh Protas, Vice President and Washington Director of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, will join us for the call--along with Sarah Levinson, Assistant Director of COEJL (Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life); and Dahlia Rockowitz, Policy Associate on the Reverse Hunger campaign, from the American Jewish World Service. Together, they'll help us understand how the Farm Bill impacts hunger both at home and abroad, how it affects the environment and global warming, and how we as people of faith can work toward a just Farm Bill.

As always, we will have some time for callers to ask questions, share ideas and connect!

April Interfaith Environmental Conference Call

     Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

     Dial-in number: (712) 432-3066 

     Conference Code: 424548

To RSVP for the call or request notes from the call, please e-mail Amanda. Feel free to invite others to participate!

In our monthly environmental calls, we seek to connect faith leaders around the state who are engaged in the work of caring for Creation; provide updates about environmental legislation and advocacy opportunities; keep you current on new programs and initiatives; and create a space for sharing hopes and frustrations, plans and ideas, stories and prayers.

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