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LWF global food book is ready to pre-order

Food for Life: Recipes and Stories on the Right to Food (North American version) Global recipes, stories, and table blessings from the Lutheran World Federation $14 plus shipping; available for pre-order AF order number 978-6-0002-2174-4 Use this collection of recipes,...

International Conference on Racism and Globalization

I am a firm believer that when you make a commitment to fight any injustice in the world, you are (maybe unbeknownst to you) making inroads into understanding and fighting against other injustices. To me, most all injustices are inextricably...

Green is the New Black

For the first time the other day I heard this phrase “Green is the New Black”. At first I thought this statement was in reference to the actual color green, but no, this statement refers to the fashion industry becoming...

Too much water – and other disasters

I was looking at pictures of flooded Iowa today and was awestruck by the destructive power of too much water. I’ve blogged about how important water is to life. But it’s amazing how you can have too much of a...

Resources, Resources!

As promised, I am going to write a brief bit about two exciting new resources coming your way! Two weekends ago, members of the ELCA World Hunger staff and a few knowledgeable and spirited hunger leaders from around the country...

A New Way to Play Connect the Dots

Every morning I wake up, eat breakfast, and treasure my time reading the New York Times, especially the health section. My time spent with the Health section is important to me; not only does it keep me current and advance...

Climate Change and World Hunger

Two nights ago, CNN aired coverage of former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore’s endorsement speech of Sen. Barack Obama in Detroit, Michigan. Given Gore’s involvement in climate change work, he spent some time building the case that, indeed,...

Welcome to Chicago!

Today marks my first week as a resident of Chicago and as an intern at the ELCA offices with the ELCA World Hunger Program, and I am beginning to settle in. A year ago, I never would have thought that...

Can Something so Beautiful Smell so Bad?

Have you ever smelled the flower Dracunculus vulgaris, also known as the Voodoo or Snake Lily? Well if you haven’t I suggest you stay far, far away from this elegant, yet very putrid smelling plant. This morning I had the...

What do you know about your water?

Last week I wrote about water, and how I had been unusually conscious of it recently. Hence it was ironic that I opened a publication from the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee a few days ago that asked a series of...