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Jubilee Ministry is an initiative of the Episcopal Church to engage congregations in the important work of empowering people to change their lives.

Jubilee! – Vision through an abundant eye

“Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring that, the 78th General Convention affirm the work and projects being carried out across the church in food ministry, including food pantries, feeding programs, community gardens, educational programs, and advocacy for programs that provide healthy, culturally appropriate food…” (Resolution A091) 

This resolution encourages all Episcopalians to regard our call as Christians to feed the hungry, by engaging in direct action and advocacy, as we are able. Wherever we are located, and whatever our ministries, promoting food justice is as simple as individual donations to a local food bank, or initiatives to provide nourishment and instruction about nutrition and food systems through our parishes.

In our diocese, Jubilee Ministries has as its focus, the fight against hunger, a key component of domestic poverty in a state where food insecurity affects every 1 in 7 people. Feeding the hungry not only is a compassionate response to those in a time of vulnerability and need, but also allows us to witness through eyes grounded in abundant life how blessings are shared and received (Prov. 22:9).

Take a look at the many Jubilee Sites and parishes around the diocese that have already been supporting tenets of this resolution for many years:

Toms River Community Garden

Toms River Community Garden

Christ Church, Toms River

Trinity Cathedral, Trenton

St. Peter’s, Perth Amboy

Christ Church, New Brunswick

St. Stephens, Whiting

Christ Church, Spotswood

All Saints’, Princeton

 

For more information on Resolution A091 and Jubilee Ministries:

http://www.generalconvention.org/gc/2015-resolutions/A091/current_english_text