Why, in a world of plenty, do so many people still go hungry? What’s the solution? And what does Christian thinking have to say about it?
This unique event will bring together leading theologians, policy experts and activists to grapple with vital questions about food, hunger and poverty. Presentations, discussions, workshops and worship will look at our theology of food, how we enable food security in a resource-constrained and overheating planet, who has the power over our food systems and how they are using it. We will also hear inspiring examples of ways in which these issues are being addressed by individuals, churches and agencies, and explore how we can all be part of the solution, both locally and globally.
Organised by a coalition of Christian development agencies, campaigning organisations and denominations, EWDC is a unique opportunity for Christians with an interest in global poverty and justice issues to meet, share and learn. Participants will leave informed, stimulated and equipped to play their part in tackling one of the greatest challenges of our age.
All are welcome to join us for ‘Food Matters’, the Ecumenical World Development Conference 2012, at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire, from 1-3 October 2012.