Faith-Based Educational Resources

The following educational resources are for both personal reflection and teaching peers, congregants, youth, etc. about farm worker issues. 

PDFs are available below for you to use, copy, and share.

Farm Workers and the Environment: A Curriculum (pdf) – A full curriculum for use by youth groups, in schools or other educational settings.

Blessing The Hands Leader’s Guide (pdf) – An educational program meant to teach people about the intersection of farm workers’ issues over ten one-hour sessions.

Catholic Social Teachings Devotional (pdf)– A week-long personal, devotional study of Catholic Social Principles and farm worker issues.

Day of the Dead and Eucharist Reflection (pdf)– A theological reflection from former Duke Divinity School Ministerial Resident (Taylor Dellastatious Pfaff) about his Day of The Dead experience, including thoughts on the practice of the Eucharist.

Easter Reflection on R.J.R. Tobacco and Pontius Pilate (pdf)– A theological reflection on the tobacco industry’s role as a modern-day Pontius Pilate; it may be a good starting point for sermons, discussions, and/or other church programs.

Women Leaders in Organizing, a panel discussion (video)– Reyna Lopez: Executive Director, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN) Teresa Romero: President, United Farm Workers Union (UFW) Mily Trevino-Saucedo: Executive Director, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas

The NFWM board brought together women leaders of farm worker organizing groups to participate in a panel discussion to hear about each panelists’ organization as well as the unique challenges these women face as leaders of these organizations. 

Additionally topics include some realities from the fields: the ongoing concerns about gender-based violence, the harsh impact of climate change on farm workers (especially women and children), and more.

Youth Ministry Exodus Lesson (pdf)– A program with directions and biblical lesson for sharing the Exodus narrative and farm worker issues to student ministry groups.

The NFWM also has prayers, devotionals, and other resources under our Worship Resources page.