I will continually go back to “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” on this weekend. Every time I draw something new from his challenge to folks like me… white moderates. I hear his rebuke to me more clearly each time.
I will continually draw from Dr. King throughout the year. This is a lesson I’ve established in these past few years, especially since moving to Alabama. His works and books on his life’s work are ever in front of me.
Continue reading “Dr. King and our continual call”
I read Just Mercy almost two years ago and it has added to my education on racial justice. The movie is out and I have not seen it yet, but will write more when I have seen it.
Continue reading “We CAN make a difference”
In reading the book The End of Hunger, there was the good news combined with the challenge. The good news was that a massive amount of work has been accomplished in the past 25 years. Severe hunger is being reduced statistically. The bad news is that the last bit to go to eliminate the issue by 2030 is still costly. We can’t let up. We have to stay focused and work harder. It is easier to cut a problem in half than to eliminate it.
I thought of this as I sat in a historic black Episcopal Church in Montgomery, Alabama this week. The subject wasn’t hunger. The subject was historic and systemic racism. The subject was justice.
Continue reading “The work we still need to do”
One last post (for now) on the book The End of Hunger. (Basic book review is HERE.) While we have a lot of good news over the last few decades in the cause to end hunger, the last few years have had their toll. The biggest issue: conflict.
Those in need of emergency assistance (meaning they have no other way to say alive) has risen dramatically in numbers.
Continue reading “Wage peace with food”
I have been working my way back through The End of Hunger to take in … or “digest” (okay, pun intended) … the hope found in this book. There are some convicting statistics that need to change my actions.
Continue reading “Food waste”
In The End of Hunger, there is a section on what each of us can do in this goal of ending hunger by 2030. A simple solution offered: sit down when you eat.
Continue reading “When you eat… sit down”
I have been going back through the book The End of Hunger:Renewed Hope for Feeding the World to take in the possibilities in this venture and goal of ending hunger by 2030. There is HOPE.
Continue reading “The first 1,000 days in ending hunger”