Friday, February 27, 2009

Come to the Table--People of Faith ...Relieving Hunger

Come to the Table - Feed the Hungry

Register Now for the Come to the Table Conferences: Three conferences on how people of faith can relieve hunger and support local agriculture in North Carolina. Register now or find more information by clicking here.

The Conferences will be held in three areas in North Carolina:

Eastern NC on Wednesday, February 25 at Garysburg, N.C., Roanoke Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 10am - 4pm

Western NC on Thursday, February 26 at Boone, N.C., Boone United Methodist Church, 9:30am - 4pm

Central NC on Friday, February 27 at Charlotte, N.C., Myers Park Baptist Church, 9am - 4:15 pm

Featuring speaker Michael Schut, author of Food and Faith: Justice, Joy and Daily Bread.

Workshops on topics including community gardening, reconciliation in the garden, land preservation, food security for the hungry, starting CSAs and farmers' markets, screenings of The Guestworker, and more.

Workshops vary at each site. Registration is $10 and includes a local lunch and a copy of Come to the Table's new guidebook. Scholarships are available.
For more information, contact Claire Hermann at, (919) 542-1396 x207

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Write Your Legislators about Persecution of Baha'is

Former Board members, Nooshi and Rezvan Oskui, write from Atlanta:

"Please contact your representatives and your senators...theyshould be urged to support U.S. House Resolution 175, “Condemning the Government of Iran for its state-sponsored persecution of its Bahá’i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Right.” This resolution was introduced in the U.S. House of Representative on February 13,2009. If the Congressional Representative is not currently a co-sponsor of this resolution, please ask them to co-sponsor it. Also please write to your Senators and urge them to consider introducing a similar resolution in the Senate.

You may find the following websites useful in identifying the Congressional Representatives and Senators. and