invitationAt Glasgow Central Gurdwara on Thursday 17th of November at 6pm, the Interfaith Food Justice Network will launch their “Food Justice Declaration”.

This event will bring people involved in tackling food poverty in Glasgow and across Scotland together with faith leaders and city and national politicians.  Angela Constance MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities will be speaking at the event.  Also speaking will be Rev Martin Johnstone, Chair of the Independent Short Life Working Group on Food Poverty. Participants will spend time connecting with one another, so they can put their commitment to working together for food justice into action.

“Though from different traditions, we share beliefs that move us to action when people in our communities go hungry”                                      

(Food Justice Declaration)                                         

The Interfaith Food Justice Network is a movement of over thirty local groups and organisations in and around Glasgow working at the forefront of tackling food poverty. Coming from diverse backgrounds, they seek to support each other’s work in their shared goal of food justice for all. Those involved include Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists, Humanists and many non-religious people — and all involved in this important work are welcome. The Network invites organisations and individuals to sign the Food Justice Declaration (bit.do/foodjustice) and commit to joining us in working toward food security for all people in Scotland.

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Groups in the network provide food banks, soup kitchens, community cafes and meals, community gardens, and campaign for a fairer, more just food system.

The Interfaith Food Justice Network is an informal network curated by Faith in Community Scotland’s Transformation Team and Interfaith Glasgow, with support from the Centre for Human Ecology

Glasgow Central Gurdwara is located at 138 Berkeley Street, Glasgow, G3 7HY

For more information please contact:
Shakeel Ali (shakeel@transformationteam.org / 0141 221 4576)

Magdalen Lambkin (magdalen.lambkin@interfaithglasgow.org / 0141 5580778 / Twitter: @interfaithglasg)