Friday, May 30, 2008

High Level Conference on World Food Security

On the global scene, a major conference is coming up June 3-5 in Rome, exploring global food security, especially as it relates to climate change and bioenergy.

Today I got a press release on a statement signed by hundreds of heads of faith group and NGOs laying out their priorities. Or should I say our priorities, since Katharine our presiding bishop is one of the signers.

One of the concerns in the accompanying media advisory is that stakeholders in those sectors, and grassroots agricultural leaders and efforts generally, have not been heard adequately in the process leading up to this conference.

You can read the letter here:

It'll be interesting to see to what extent commercial US media follow this story. I'll be sure to post links here to any news from Episcopal media or RNS.

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