Blessing the Hands: A Curriculum

NFWM’s Curriculum on Farm Workers is available as a Free Download.

Blessing the Hands: A Curriculum on Farm Workers for Faith Communities was created to assist congregations and groups in examining and reflecting on farm worker issues. It is our hope that through the use of Blessing the Hands, your faith community will lift up farm workers and become a part of the historic farm worker movement to improve the living and working conditions of those who harvest our fruits and vegetables.

The curriculum is intended for use with adult and high school worship groups, Sunday schools, as well as any group interested in learning about farm workers in a faith-based context. There are 9 class sessions. We hope that your group will use all of them; however the curriculum is designed so that a group can use Session 1 and as many others as desired. Session 10 is specifically geared for middle school age children. Each session has a Leader’s Instructions, a Participant’s Handout, and a Learning Activity page.

The Farm Worker Prayer
Session 1: Food: A Sacred Exchange
Session 2: God Has No Borders
Session 3 : Immigrants in the U.S.
Session 4: Labor in God’s Harvest
Session 5: Health and Wholeness
Session 6: Community and Culture
Session 7: Children and Family
Session 8: Racism & Farm Workers
Session 9: Faith in Action
Session 10: Farm Workers for Young People
A Brief History of Farm Worker Organizing
Resources to Learn More
Organizations Supporting Farm Workers
Curriculum Evaluation

For other information about the curriculum, contact the National Farm Worker Ministry’s national office: or 919-807-8707.

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