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Sheffield Jesus Centre

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A workshop to explore the question of 'food and dignity' from the perspective of faith, theology and the churches

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What are ‘socially acceptable’ ways of accessing food?

There has been a mushrooming of foodbanks and community food projects in recent years – many run or supported by local churches. However, there are strong, and differing, views within the churches and more widely as to what are ‘appropriate’ ways of enabling people on low incomes to access food.

This raises deep questions as to what are ‘socially acceptable’ ways of providing or accessing food that affirm the dignity of those involved.

What insights can be shed from the perspective of:

• People with firsthand experience of food poverty

• People involved in running community-based food projects locally and nationally

• Faith and theology, including Catholic Social Teaching and the insights of other church traditions.

This will be a participatory workshop in which every person’s contribution will be of equal value, and will contribute towards the development of study materials to help local churches and others explore these questions for themselves.

This is first of a series of three workshops across the UK over the next 12 months, bring people together to explore the role of faith, theology and the churches in relation to hunger and food poverty in the UK.

The project is a partnership between Church Action on Poverty and the Centre for Catholic Social Thought and Practice based at Durham University, with funding from the Centre and the Passionists.

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