In an article published on August 3, 2020, Christianity Today talks to the the Reverend Dr. Heber Brown, III, about Christian ministries are finding innovative ways to combat deep-seeded problems.
Here’s an excerpt from that interview:
Ten years later, that garden is bearing fruit in a time of need. The Black Church Food Security Network—which was once just 1,500 square feet of grass and a pastor’s dream—has grown to involve 50 congregations across the United States, each using their resources and connections to bring fresh produce from “soil to sanctuary.”
“There is a deep and long history of African American church leaders and Christian congregations that have engaged the issue of agriculture as a pathway to empowerment,” Brown told Christianity Today. “I wanted to do something in addition to prayer and Scripture to meet this need that I was seeing in our congregation.”
Read more at Christianity Today: Baltimore Pastor Sees Long-Term Solution to Food Insecurity: Black Church Farms
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