Posted by: NCC Poverty Initiative Director | November 22, 2011

“A Peace of Bread: Faith, Food, and Future” to Debut on ABC

In the next few weeks, the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission will be showing a new documentary about ending hunger. Learn about creative solutions that provide both economic and eco-justice, including gleaning and reducing food waste. See NCC Media Specialist Philip Jenks‘ story about the film below.
Published: November 13, 2011 by NCC Media Specialist Philip Jenks
Posted in: Features
A Peace of Bread, Faith, Food and the Future, debuts on ABC

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This fall, on ABC affiliated stations, the three-time Emmy Award-winning filmmakers of Diva Communications bring you a new interfaith documentary – A Peace of Bread: Faith, Food, and the Future.

With a generous grant from Odyssey Networks and the support of the New York Board of Rabbis, the National Council of ChurchesMazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presbyterian Church in AmericaBread for the World, the Union for Reform Judaism, and the Westside Campaign Against HungerA Peace of Bread hopes to restore a nation’s conviction that hunger can be eliminated. For local listings, check the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission webpage.

A Peace of Bread: Faith, Food and the Future is a compelling and heart-felt look at how young, and not so young, faith leaders are trying to finally make a dent in this country’s 36 million people (13 million of which are children) that are experiencing hunger.

With faiths’ enduring mandate to “feed the hungry,” A Peace of Bread: Faith, Food, and the Future explores the work not only of the steadfast caregivers in soup kitchens and food pantries, but also that of a new generation of anti-hunger activists – all of whom driven by faith in a brighter future.

Agricultural sustainability, social network community building, and advocacy to reshape food policy – these are just some of the ways in which faith based groups are bringing a new perspective to an old problem.

A Peace of Bread: Faith, Food, and the Future reminds us that we are “not obligated to finish the work (of perfecting the world) but neither are you allowed to desist from it.” ( Pirket Avot 2:16) And with 36 million people suffering from hunger in our nation, the issue requires the combined effort of us all.

A Peace of Bread – opening sequence from Diva Communications on Vimeo.

Among the segments:

  • As a young college student, Eli Winkelman founded Challah for Hunger to raise money and awareness for hunger through the production and sale of challah bread. The organization has since grown to over 40 chapters in schools across the nation and beyond.
  • The young men of Gonzaga’s College High School’s Campus Kitchen spend their summers cooking and delivering meals to the less fortunate in the shadow of the nation’s capitol.
  • At the Jewish Farm School in upstate New York, Nati Passow worked toward a long-held dream of agricultural sustainability. Participants connect to their faith by working the land and growing food for the cause.

Also featuring:

All it takes is a few creative solutions, a lot of big hearts and an unalterable will.

For more information contact bread@divacommunications.com

This special is are produced through the NCC’s partnership with Interfaith Broadcasting Commission (IBC), through which America’s faith community  provides television programming to the affiliates of the three major broadcast TV networks each year. You can find out more about the programs and check local listing at http://www.interfaithbroadcasting.com

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