The Food, Faith, and Justice Fellowship
Resourceful Communities and RAFI-USA’s Come to the Table program are partnering to provide an in-depth experiential learning opportunity for 2nd- and 3rd-year Food, Faith, and Environmental Justice Certificate students at Duke Divinity School through our Food, Faith, and Justice Fellowship. This fellowship is designed to complement Certificate coursework through on-the-ground engagement with local organizations working to address food and environmental justice issues through the lenses of equity, faith, and sustainability. Additionally, the Fellowship provides financial and logistical support for the completion of the independent engagement/action project.
1. Fellowship Structure
The Fellow will receive a $4,000 stipend ($2000/semester) to support 5-7 hours/week focused on relationship-building with various local institutions, creating tangible deliverables for each principal organization, and crafting a capstone project that ties together all elements of their learning experience. The Fellow will meet twice a month with Fellowship coordinators from each organization to track progress, guide learning, and support the Fellow through coaching and encouragement.
In addition to providing financial support through a small stipend and logistical support through access to the interpersonal resources of both Resourceful Communities and Come to the Table, the Fellowship will provide students with practical experience in relationship-building and a learning framework that will support coursework through real-world problem solving. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to gain knowledge in local food and faith movements and experience in supporting two local organizations.
The Fellow will be expected to maintain regular communication with Fellowship coordinators through bi-weekly meetings (usually at Duke or in Durham), contribute to each of the supporting organizations through tangible deliverables (to be decided in partnership with coordinators), and engage in an action project.
Participants must be 2nd- or 3rd-year M.Div/MTS students pursuing the Certificate in Faith, Food, and Environmental Justice at Duke Divinity School, and will be selected by the Fellowship coordinators through an application process.