Faith + Food Coalition Dialogues

In 2021 and 2022, the Coalition organized series of interfaith, multi-stakeholder dialogues leading up to and following the United Nations Food Systems Summit in September 2021 in New York.

Faith + Food Dialogues Preview

March 26, 2021

Speakers: Karenna Gore, Gopal Patel, Mona Polacca, Andrew Schwartz

Dialogue 1 - Food Security, Access and Justice

May 6, 2021

Speakers: Sheryl Hendriks, Ajay Vir Jakhar, Chef Njathi Kabui, Denisa Livingston, Tambra Stevenson, Bibi la Luz Gonzalez (moderator)

Dialogue 2 - Healing our Earth, Healing our Bodies

May 13, 2021

Speakers: Dr. Rev. Darriel Harris, Olav Kjørven, Dr. Ming Nan Lin, Mona Polacca, Bibi la Luz Gonzalez (moderator)

Dialogue 3 - Regenerating the Earth

May 20, 2021

Speakers: Joshua Amponsem, Felipe Carazo, Lyla June Johnston, Iyad Abu Moghli, Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu, Marcelo Salazar, Bibi la Luz Gonzalez (moderator)

Dialogue 4 - Farm and Food Worker Rights

May 27, 2021

Speakers: Meera Baindur, Juan Echanove, Aliou Niang, Louis Petersen, Amanda Sanfiorenzo, Bibi la Luz Gonzalez (moderator)

Dialogue 5 - Empowering Local Communities

June 3, 2021

Speakers: Rabbi Nate DeGroot, Sandrine Dixson-Decleve, Carolina Ballivian Fernandez, Lucy Mulenkei, Ravneet Singh, Sha’Von Terrel, Bibi la Luz Gonzalez (moderator)

Faith and Food Systems Reflections for WHO Health Week

June 10, 2021

Speakers: Andrew Schwartz, Joshua Basofin, Steve Chiu, Martin Frick, Dr. Marium Husain, Bibi la Luz Gonzalez, Kelly Moltzen, Stinker Oenema

Faith + Food: Planting Seeds for Change

July 27, 2021

Speakers: Dr. Chris Elisara, Dr. Marium Husain, Lina Mahy, Gopal Patel, Andrew Schwartz (moderator)

Faith + Food Interfaith Statement Release

September 17, 2021

Speakers include Martin Frick, Karenna Gore, Bibi la Luz González, Meera Baindur, Felipe Carazo, Nate DeGroot, Gopal Patel, Mona Polacca, Lina Mahy,  Andrew Schwartz (moderator)

Reflections on the UN Food Systems Summit

October 15, 2021

Speakers: Andrew Schwartz, Joshua Basofin, Steve Chiu, Dr. Marium Husain, Kelly Moltzen

Nature-Positive Solutions for a Flourishing World

March 2, 2022

Speakers: Steve Chiu, Dr. Marium Husain, Lyla June Johnston, James Lomax, Kelly Moltzen, Oliver Oliveros, Cristina Tirado, Andrew Schwartz (moderator)