March 28, 2015

 (We’re revisiting this post from 2014.)   Setting the Table by Jennifer Baker-Trinity It’s quiet. The task is so mundane. Unfold the paper napkin. In the center, lay down the knife, then the fork, and then the spoon to make a wobbly tower and roll. Fold in the sides, roll away from you and fold some more. Take a strip of recycled paper (an old menu, perhaps), make a ring around the center and tape. Voila! The silverware is ready.... Read more

March 27, 2015

 (We’re revisiting this post from 2014.)   Love Your New Hampshire Red as Yourself by Rev. Trey Everett I’m not a vegetarian. I eat turkey at Thanksgiving, grilled burgers on the fourth of July, baked ginger salmon, steak medium rare, and lots of awesome fire-breathing Kung Pow Chicken my wife stir-fries like she was born with a wok in one hand and numbing peppercorn in the other.  I don’t have issues with farms or farmers, eating meat, or raising animals... Read more

March 26, 2015

 (We’re revisiting this post from 2014.)   Food Justice Through Agroecology By Rev. Andrew Kang Bartlett Did you know that you practice agroecology when you buy a pint of organic blueberries grown by a nearby family farmer, or, when you pick up your share of produce for the week? You further promote agroecology when you plant an heirloom tomato seed. And, even when you collect water off your roof into a rain barrel, you’re participating in agroecology by joining with... Read more

March 25, 2015

 (We’re revisiting this post from 2014.)   Cooking Up Justice at the Church Health Center by Rev. Stacy Smith Macaroni and cheese, oven fried chicken and ice cream. Can these foods every be deemed “healthy?” At the Church Health Center, we believe they can. The Church Health Center is a faith-based healthcare nonprofit in Memphis, Tennessee. We have a clinic for the working uninsured and provide comprehensive health care for over 60,000 residents in our county. In addition to the... Read more

March 24, 2015

 (We’re revisiting this post from 2014.)   Cooking Fresh by Corene Everett Cooking with fresh foods has been a lifelong learning experience, from childhood experiments in the kitchen to relying on the open air markets in China for food rather than a grocery store, to discovering the joys of Mollie Katzen, Deborah Madison, and Alice Waters.  I’m no chef,  but I cook simple meals using fresh ingredients for my family because I believe the best option for healthy, delicious food... Read more

March 23, 2015

 (We’re revisiting this post from 2014.)   At the Mercy of Time by Rev. Ivan Herman Wilderness experts will tell you to prioritize your needs in order to increase your odds of surviving a crisis situation. Most important is shelter, then water, then fire, and finally food. We can survive without food for longer than we can water or shelter. However, in a long-term survival scenario, such simple categorizations break down. Without food, weakness sets in and the will to... Read more

March 21, 2015

 (We’re revisiting this post from 2014.)   The South Hayward Emergency Food Pantry by Rev. Jeff Hutcheson There is an amazing collaboration happening in the southeastern part of the Bay Area, in Hayward, California.  The interfaith organization known as the South Hayward Parish is working for justice by empowering the Hayward community.  One arm of that justice is the South Hayward Parish Emergency Food Pantry.   They serve approximately 300 people a day, 4 days a week.  They recently dispensed... Read more

March 20, 2015

 (We’re revisiting this post from 2014.)   Just Eating, with Children by Rev. Rebecca Barnes As a parent, I often feel like I’m fighting an uphill battle to help my kids to eat healthy food and to value the kind of food purchases that builds a more just food economy. They accompany me to the farmers’ market, but they aren’t as amazed as I am at the new life these markets bring to our community. They eat the vegetables that... Read more

March 19, 2015

 (We’re revisiting this post from 2014.)   Preparing Youth to Change the World by Andy Acton I will come with stories of Your great acts, my Lord, the Eternal. I will remind them of Your justice, only Yours. You have taught me since I was young, O God, and I still proclaim the wonderful things You have done. Now as I grow old and my hair turns gray, I ask that You not abandon me, O God. Allow me to share with the generation to... Read more

March 18, 2015

 (We’re revisiting this post from 2014.)   Cup by Cup by Rev. Adam J. Copeland I’m a coffee addict. Every morning when I wake up, the prospect of my first cup of coffee is my primary concern. While my need for a coffee fix may feel greater than many people’s, I’m certainly not alone in my morning practice. According to a recent USA Today article, 83% of Americans drink coffee. In the U.S. alone, coffee makes up a $30 billion-a-year industry. I... Read more

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