Faith + Food Coalition: Food Systems Dialogues

IPHN was part of the inaugural planning team for the Faith + Food Coalition Food Systems Dialogues alongside the Center for Earth Ethics. The five dialogues that the team organized will contribute to the United Nations Food Systems Summit. The goal of the dialogues was to highlight the moral, spiritual, and cultural elements of our food systems, asking questions about how we keep the wellbeing of people and the planet at the front of every conversation surrounding food production, distribution and consumption. 

These dialogues were organized by the following coalition of leading faith-based organizations: Bhumi Global, Interfaith Public Health Network, Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA), Parliament of the World’s Religions, the Tzu Chi Foundation, World Evangelical Alliance, and the Center for Earth Ethics.  

You can view the details and recordings for the full slate of dialogues by visiting

The UN Food Systems Summit will bring together farmers, politicians, business leaders, youth groups and other civil society members to examine how our global food systems can be reformed to equitably and sustainably feed the world. The summit has been broken into 5 Action Tracks.
In the lead-up to the Summit, the Center for Earth Ethics convened a number of independent virtual dialogues to critically examine the role faith based organizations can bring to conversations about our food systems. These dialogues have taken place as part of the broader Food Systems Summit Dialogues, as outlined here. The outcomes of these dialogues will be fed back into the Summit planning process and discussions. 
AT1: Ensure access to safe and nutritious food for all

AT2: Shift to sustainable consumption patterns

AT3: Boost nature-positive production

AT4: Advance equitable livelihoods

AT5: Build resilience to vulnerabilities, shocks and stress