June 30, 2015
By Suzanne Rumsey
Beginning on July 5 and running for a week at the Sorrento Centre in B.C. is PWRDF’s “Sharing Bread (Two) – A Food Security Learning Exchange.”
This is the second year PWRDF is collaborating with the Centre and based on the success of last year’s course we are very excited to be returning. This year we will by joined by two partners from Tanzania, Geoffrey Monjesa, Development Officer for the Diocese of Masasi, and Joyce Mtauka, a farmer and community leader. We will also be joined at the Centre by three Canadian food producers who will share their experiences of how they have responded to food security issues in their communities, rooted in their faith. National Indigenous Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald will help us explore food security issues in Canada’s indigenous communities, and a representative from the Canadian Foodgrains Bank will look at some of the “big picture” issues that impact food security in Canada and overseas, as well as highlight ways we can respond to those issues.
Of course there will also be worship, opportunities to “dig deeper” while working on the Sorrento Farm, a whole lot of “sharing bread,” and much more! Several members of PWRDF’s volunteer networks – both Diocesan Representatives and Youth Council members – will be participating in the course and posting a daily blog on the PWRDF website, so look for those “live” reports from Sorrento.
As we did last year, PWRDF staff plan to produce a second edition of the Sharing Bread Learning Resource for use by parishes, youth groups and others across the country, based on this Sharing Bread (Two) Food Security Learning Exchange. Look for it in the fall!