Feeding Our Brothers and Sisters

“The day that hunger is eradicated from the earth, there will be the greatest spiritual explosion the world has ever known.  Humanity cannot imagine the joy that will burst into the world on the day of that great revolution."       
--Federico Garcia Lorca,  
Spanish poet 1899-1936

 

So That No One On Earth Need Go Hungry

Home Cooked Meals for the Homeless

Theology of the Sickle

 

Sattwic Peace Gardens

Peace cannot exist without Social Justice, nor Social Justice while there is hunger. We cannot hope for Peace and do nothing about it. Is it possible to call ourselves human beings when we refuse to take responsibility for our brothers and sisters around the world who are dying of starvation? Can’t we do something about it?  Aparigraha: a New Economic Paradigm for a Culture of Peace, a project of Global Coalition for Peace (GCFP), presents the case for an agricultural based society, where meeting the basic needs of all human beings without exception takes priority. Unless this becomes an outcry and the majority asks for it we will not have peace for our children or future generations. It may take some time to get to that point of social maturity, but in the meantime we need to act.

 Sattwic Peace Gardens and Spiritual Food CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) are two projects that are putting these principles to work. We need to raise our level of consciousness and realize that a form of agriculture that respects nature is our road to Peace. The One Law, the Law of Love, must be the source of all our actions if we really want World Peace.  The poor are not the only ones who suffer from malnutrition. Rudolf Steiner gave the method and homeopathic remedies to heal the soil. He predicted in 1924 that terminal diseases would be rampant in humanity unless we heal the soil, the source of our nourishment

 For more on this program, see So That No One On Earth May Go Hungry

 

Home Cooked Meals for the Homeless

The Essene Church of Peace has been serving home-cooked hot vegetarian meals to DC’s homeless population since 2008. Men, women, and children have come to the table - 100-150 people twice a month.

 How We Do It
Volunteers meet the second and fourth Sundays of every month to prepare food starting at 7:30 a.m. then go downtown at 10:30 to serve it at Franklin Square. Donations of food, supplies, help in the kitchen, serving downtown and clean up are most welcome.

 “Feed-Back”
“But do they like the food?”  Yes! Smiling eyes, helpful hands that hurry to help set-up, and grateful voices tell us how the food makes them feel healthy. They look forward to it, and tell us “Keep Coming Back!”

 For more about this program, see Home Cooked Meals or call Victor at 301-654-6759.  To receive announcements for volunteer opportunities, contact Victor.

 

Theology of the Sickle

This vision of Vyasa is based on the conviction that no human being on the planet should experience hunger against his or her will.

 The Philosophy of the project is e

  • Every single human being has the inalienable right to have safe and nutritious food to satisfy his basic needs
  • It is our obligation to share our bounty to make that possible.
  • Bounty is understood to mean any excess that an individual has once his basic needs (as defined by the less fortunate of the world) have been met.

 The premise of the project is the CSA model sharing it’s bounty with those less fortunate and Sattwic Peace Gardens helping people grow food for self-sustainability.

 We extend an invitation to all those who feel inspired, to collaborate in whatever way is within their means.  Please see the attached project outline called Theology of the Sickle.