October 2, 2007
Animals and Religion: Food, Farming and Faith
The Food, Farming, and Faith program highlights the central role of food in religious traditions and promotes faithful stewardship of animals in agriculture.
The Food, Farming, and Faith Program:
- Explores the sacred dimensions of food in various religious traditions and highlights its vital place in community and faith (e.g., Kosher, Halal and the Eucharist);
- Reports on the link between the industrial animal agriculture sector and current critical issues of faith communities, such as global hunger and climate change;
- Secures the adoption of resolutions by the governing bodies of denominations addressing the needs for improved farm animal welfare; and
- Encourages religious institutions and people of faith to purchase more humane and sustainably produced food and to advocate for improved farm animal welfare policies at the local, state and national levels.