Go deeper in your renewed relationship with food and justice issues with these extra resources.
Food is God’s gift in creation, but today it’s often either cheap junk, grabbed on-the-run, or an ethical nightmare and a cause of injustice and suffering. This pack aims to help you reclaim a biblical understanding of food – as something at the centre of our lives, a source of celebration and joy and a way of bringing God’s Kingdom values of justice and restored relationships into our lives.
A set of prayers centred around the Eucharist / Holy Communion for diverse moments in the service, such as Approach, Confession, Collect, Intercession, Thanksgiving, and Blessing.
A number of prayers around the theme of ‘Bread of Life’, for times such as Approach, Confession, Petition, Proclamation, Collect, Intercession, Meditation, Thanksgiving, and Blessing.
Eating is central, both in the Eucharist / Holy Communion and to Jesus’ pictures of God’s Kingdom as the heavenly banquet. All our eating today – around the ‘Lord’s table’ and around our own tables, should reflect and anticipate the values of God’s coming Kingdom. The values that unite Eucharist and Banquet include: Eating together, Eating well, Eating with Jesus, and Eating in anticipation.
The following bible study is based on Genesis 1:26–31, and ties together the theme of celebrating food through small group activities, discussion questions and a film suggestion.
This Bible study draws a comparison between the Eucharist / Holy Communion and the banquet in God’s Kindgom.
This material for study and discussion was written by Prof R J ‘Sam’ Berry for inclusion in the 2011 Just Food Environment Resource Pack, by A Rocha UK.
The ‘Bread of Life: Kingdom Food’ Bible study, which also includes activities such as Food Bingo, Scrambled Bible Verses, and film suggestions.
These prayers around the topic of food and justice, include Approach, Confession, Collect, Petition, Intercession, Meditation, Thanksgiving, and Blessing. Each prayer is based on a Bible passage.