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Simple-ChangesSimple Changes: Faith and Food during Lent

Suggestions for Compassionate Eating to Help Our Planet

The problems of climate change, global hunger, and factory farms can seem overwhelming. Yet some of the most important decisions we make for our planet – our daily choices about food – are the ones within our most immediate and personal control. For this season of Lent, we invite individuals and congregations to participate in a Lenten discipline focused on making choices about food that reflect our faith and our concern for the planet, our health, and the animals that share our earthly home.

This Lenten discipline will be provided to individuals and to congregations via emails sent out once each week during Lent. Each week in Lent will feature a different theme. Themes will include:

  • Keeping an Environmentally Kind Kitchen
  • Choosing Local, Organic, Simple Food
  • Eating with Compassion for God’s Creatures
  • Responding to a Hungry and Thirsty World
  • Embracing Christian Hospitality

Each week’s theme will include a challenge. We’ll be asked to take daily simple steps to meet that challenge and to reflect on the meaning of our choices. Each Sunday there also will be a way for congregations to hold more sustainable coffee hours. Videos and readings also will be suggested each week that will be appropriate for individual reflection or for a weekly Lenten discussion series for congregations.

By choosing to make simple, sustainable changes, each of us can make a significant difference to the health of our planet. When our efforts are combined, we can accomplish great things and walk more closely in our faith. Please join us!

You can sign up for the Simple Changes email update by clicking here: Join Simple Changes. Then, add your email and select the Simple Changes list to join us on that page.

We also will be linking resources for this Resource on the How We Serve section of our website under Simple Changes Resources.

We hope to hear from you on this blog about how you are able to use this Lenten Resource in your congregation making Simple Changes to make a difference to Help our Planet.

You also can email us at:


The Bishop’s Committee on the Environment
The Task Force on Animals

Introducing Simple Changes Lenten Resource

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