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In Israel, Biblical Land-Use Laws Call for Creative Workarounds
Originally Posted: 10/01/2014 - 10:17am | Type: Blog

On Oct. 3, when Israeli Jews sit down for their pre-Yom Kippur meal, prior to the Day of Atonement fast, many will be discussing where to buy their produce during this agricultural sabbatical year. ...

Sweaty Spirituality: Fighting Obesity with Paul (Romans 12:1-8)
Originally Posted: 08/18/2014 - 3:56pm | Type: Blog

Clergy must lead this charge against obesity in America, which means that our spirituality will need to get a whole lot sweatier. Do you want to know a secret about working out? H ...

New & Noteworthy
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Accidental Theologians by Elizabeth A. Dreyer / Extending the Table by Mennonite Central Committee / Overrated by Eugene Cho ...

The Power of Words
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors Select works by our dear friend and colleague Elizabeth Palmberg.  Elizabeth Palmberg , Sojo ...

Taking Food From The Poor Is Not Right
Originally Posted: 03/26/2014 - 3:57pm | Type: Press

March 26, 2014 Sojo in the News Vaughn Baker ...

Gluttony: A Manifestation of Discontent
Originally Posted: 03/25/2014 - 10:47am | Type: Blog

The solution to gluttony, I discovered, is not not-eating. Taking on gluttony head first, or rather stomach first, does not mean cutting off my food supply and shunning my taste buds. Gluttony for me is not ju ...

Dumpster Diving As An Act Of Faith
Originally Posted: 02/20/2014 - 3:32pm | Type: Press

February 20, 2014 Sojo in the News Sarah Pulliam Bailey ...

The Miracle of Christmas Bread
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger "Food brings people together." THURSDAY NIGHT is baking night at Panadería El Lat ...

On Thanksgiving Day, Not Everybody Worries About Overeating
Originally Posted: 12/02/2013 - 12:12pm | Type: Press

November 27, 2013 Sojo in the News Jarvis DeBerry ...

'A Sower Went Out to Sow'
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 10:27am | Type: Magazine Article

Sara J. Wolcott In India, a church initiative helps promote sustainability and connect farmers with the dignity of their vocation. ...

Let's Talk About Food: Hospitality for Shy People
Originally Posted: 10/03/2013 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

I thank my mother — a tall, reserved, possibly distant woman — for keeping me ignorant of such heartless behavior. And I thank her for giving me a lesson in hospitality by treating her hurting friends with suc ...

Spiritual Cultivation
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Andrea Ferich Soil and Sacrament: A Spiritual Memoir of Food and Faith. Simon & Schuster. SOIL AND SACR ...

Cutting Food Stamp Program Should Be Unimaginable
Originally Posted: 10/01/2013 - 2:13pm | Type: Press

September 30, 2013 Sojo in the News Sandy Eisenberg Sasso ...

Let's Talk About Food: Maybe Some of Us Should Love Food More
Originally Posted: 09/27/2013 - 1:40pm | Type: Blog

You can celebrate whether you're at a party, at table with family and friends, or eating alone. Eating regular, beautiful meals of fresh food is not all that hard to do. It doesn't have to be expensi ...

My Mission: The Salad Bar
Originally Posted: 09/26/2013 - 4:26pm | Type: Blog

In a country where the public is encouraged to participate in government, I want to encourage people of faith to voice the heart of God when it comes to issues like feeding the least of these. ...

Let's Talk About Food: Naked, No Doubt Hungry, and Definitely Not Ashamed
Originally Posted: 09/26/2013 - 10:45am | Type: Blog

It's odd that Christians — people who claim to believe that God created the earth, sustains it day by day, and intends to create a new earth — are often so mixed up about sex and food. ...

Let's Talk About Food: The Apple Wasn't the Problem
Originally Posted: 09/25/2013 - 8:57am | Type: Blog

If we're going to talk about food, we need to start with theology. Before chocolate was invented, a snake put "sinfully delicious" and "decadent" on the menu. Somebody fell for the mar ...

Why Is It So Hard To Say Things? Thoughts On Newspeak, AIDSpeak, and ObesitySpeak
Originally Posted: 08/14/2013 - 12:38pm | Type: Blog

It is important to me that the government, if it’s going to be in the position of advising people on matters of public health (in my view, a good thing) to speak clearly. Not ObesitySpeak. Not HealthSpeak. Fac ...

Donna Schaper’s Grace at The Table is Gracious and Delicious
Originally Posted: 07/24/2013 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

Human beings seem to come with certain built-in spiritual inclinations, and gratitude is chief among them. Human beings seem to come with certain built-in spiritual inclinations, ...

Pope Francis: Wasting Food is Like Stealing from the Poor
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 5:21pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis on Wednesday denounced consumerism and what he called the “culture of waste” of modern economies, especially when it comes to food. Pope Francis on Wednesday denounce ...

The 2013 Sweetlife Festival: At the Intersection of Passion and Purpose
Originally Posted: 05/14/2013 - 6:06pm | Type: Blog

Hopefully Christians can learn from what sweetgreen has accomplished in just four short years to provide a culturally impressive and respected music experience with a delicious and nutritious food experience a ...

Anesthetics and Advocates Below the Poverty Line
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 8:45am | Type: Blog

Whether it is through awareness campaigns or other opportunities that come to our attention, may we continue to step up, reach out, and jump into the aches and pains of poverty, so that we may not only reduce ...

If You Eat Food, Read This
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 7:50am | Type: Blog

If you eat food, here are two newish books you should know about. If you eat food, here are two newish books you should know about. You may already have met Robert H. Lusti ...

Spirituality from Plant to Plate
Originally Posted: 10/16/2012 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

For World Food Day, here’s a roundup of recent Sojourners magazine articles about food, a subject with tendrils throughout our lives and world—from field to farmworker to plate to body! ...

Is the Kingdom of God Made of Vegetables?
Originally Posted: 09/27/2012 - 12:23pm | Type: Blog

Corporations, which do not speak the language of human love and health, wrangle to profit from the stream of ill Americans falling from the industrial foods conveyor belt. But we know that type 2 diabetes, hea ...

SNAP / Food Stamp Challenge, Day 2: The Shelf
Originally Posted: 08/21/2012 - 3:24pm | Type: Blog

No organics. No lentils. No vegetable broth. I started feeling frustrated by the number of things I wanted that weren’t there. I was going to have to make another trip if I was going to complete my list. ...

'As You Sow, So Shall You Reap'
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 4:04pm | Type: Magazine Article

Robert Gronski Will Congress cut food stamps, conservation, and the farmer safety net—or fail to pass a Farm Bill at all? ...

I'm a Fraud (and So Are You)
Originally Posted: 05/27/2012 - 12:01pm | Type: Blog

I’m coming to terms with the realization that I’m a big, fat fake. But at least I’m in good company. I’m coming to terms with the realization that I’m a big, fat fake. But at lea ...

QUIRK: Geodesic Domes and Urban (Rooftop) Farming
Originally Posted: 05/15/2012 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

According to our friends at Good.is, Buckminster Fuller'sgeodesic dome is making a comeback with urban farmers. According to our friends at Good.is , Buckminster Fuller& ...

Congressman: Food Stamps 'Enslave' People
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 2:21pm | Type: Blog

Over at Think Progress, Scott Keys reports on Rep. Allen West's latest comments. Over at  Think Progress ,  Scott Keys  reports on Rep. Allen West's latest comme ...

Injustice in the Food Chain
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Yvonne Yen Liu Low-wage work and racial inequity are rife in jobs that move food to your table. IN THE U.S. ...

Diet, Exercise, and Temples of the Holy Ghost
Originally Posted: 04/13/2012 - 1:46pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum From Mississippi to Kentucky coal-mining country, churches are taking on the public health crisis of obesity. ...

Work of Many Hands
Originally Posted: 04/24/2012 - 11:12am | Type: Magazine Article

Ivone Guillen When you pick an apple in the store, think of those who held it first. A day in the life of a farm worker. ...

Nourishing Words
Originally Posted: 04/13/2012 - 1:48pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Books on food and farming. Food-related coverage in this issue was supported by ELCA World H ...

Obesity in a World of Hunger
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 10:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice A new definition of malnutrition is emerging, as formerly developing countries are globalized into “fast-food nation” lifestyles ...

Give Us This Day Our Daily (100% Natural) Bread: Shame on Whole Foods & Aunt Millie's
Originally Posted: 05/01/2012 - 10:15am | Type: Blog

I just discovered I've been duped. This is painful, because I like to think I know how to read labels. I also like to trust products named Aunt Millie and stores named Whole Foods. Alas, I forgot one of ...

Utah Storehouse at Top of Mormon Food Chain
Originally Posted: 04/27/2012 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

SALT LAKE CITY — At the new Utah Bishops' Central Storehouse, pallets loaded with food wait to be ferried to locales near and far, their destinations handwritten in black marker on plastic wrap covers: Lindon, Ely, Mesa, San Diego, St. George. S ...

Sojourners Recipe for Delicious and Easy Bread
Originally Posted: 04/19/2012 - 3:30pm | Type: Blog

This bread is extremely popular around the Sojourners offices and, in honor of Sojourners magazine’s May 2012 issue about food justice, from farm to table, we’re bringing it to you! ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 20, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/20/2012 - 4:48pm | Type: Blog

Students protest cafetera food, the art of snowboarding in LED, one man a capella showtunes, spoof street artist Hanksy, and more! Plus, an Animal Extravaganza: Maddie the Coonhound travels the country, remark ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 16, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/16/2012 - 8:10pm | Type: Blog

Over the Rhine's husband/wife duo talks music and life together, old CDs are turned into remarkable animal sculptures, Chipotle takes new strides toward humane practices, a spark of fun in family pictures ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 15, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/15/2012 - 5:37pm | Type: Blog

A look at Poster Cred, the Seattle-based art project, Jesse Eisenberg shares his favorite memories of growing up with Jeremy Lin, "Food Rules," by Michael Pollan is born in stop animation, the new fi ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Valentine's Day Edition
Originally Posted: 02/14/2012 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

Taking a look at Valentines Day with clever recipes, cards, stories, and clothing items. Videos of love across language barriers. A couple of sentimental mixtapes. The greatest kisses in literature. And finall ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Feb. 6, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/06/2012 - 5:46pm | Type: Blog

Improv Everywhere celebrates its tenth anniversary by remixing and remastering some of its best sketches. The highlights from Puppy Bowl VIII are in (look out for the MVP)! Bon Iver puts on an incredible SNL p ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Jan. 27, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/27/2012 - 5:53pm | Type: Blog

A huge collection of 90s pop classics set to the tune of one man's melodica, animals appearing everywhere -- in public libraries, photobombs, even to predict the superbowl, how to mount a hot pocket holde ...

Grace, Magic, and Hard Work
Originally Posted: 01/24/2012 - 3:22pm | Type: Blog

If animals are being abused in factory farms and the immigrants who work in those places are treated like animals, it makes it difficult to sit down to enjoy a feast much less mindlessly consume the cheap food ...

Why Every American Benefits from Food Stamps
Originally Posted: 04/04/2012 - 2:35pm | Type: Blog

Ninety-two percent of Federal SNAP spending goes directly to benefits, error rates continue to decline, and it has kept millions out of poverty during the downturn. This is good news for us all, not just the d ...

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Beard Yourselves!
Originally Posted: 12/09/2011 - 6:43pm | Type: Blog

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 IFC’s latest show is dedicated to fans of the facial hair: Whisker Wars ! And to celebrate new beginnings, fans can ...

The Morning News: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011
Originally Posted: 11/30/2011 - 12:34pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 REUTERS: Private Sector Adds 206,000 Jobs In November The pace of job growth in the economy's private sector accelerated in N ...

Fighting Back Against Harmful Cuts
Originally Posted: 11/18/2011 - 4:04pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday, Congress passed the 2012 Agricultural Appropriations Bill or “minibus” as it has come to be called. Yesterday, Congress passed the 2012 Agricultural Appropriations Bi ...

Earth-Friendly Halloween Recipes
Originally Posted: 11/01/2011 - 9:58am | Type: Blog

My personal favorite, from 101CookBooks.com, Thai-spiced Pumpkin Soup: My personal favorite, from 101CookBooks.com, Thai-spiced Pumpkin Soup : I've made this ...