Among Friends: Our introduction to the June‐July 2019 issue on Food Choices.
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Cover photo courtesy of Craig Jensen and Sun Moon Farm in Rindge, N.H. Read more at “Choose a Resilient Community”
Letting the Higher Power Do It by Anonymous
Aspect of Loss by Karie Firoozmand
Turkey Vultures by Charles Weld
Martin Kelley is senior editor of Friends Journal.Posted in: Among Friends, June/July 2019: Food Choices
How can we support the work of our local organic and regenerative farmers?
Rachel Van Boven is a student at Earlham School of Religion. She has been a regular attender of Quaker meetings for eight years. Her home is Bellingham, Wash., 15 miles from the land her grandfather farmed.Posted in: Features, June/July 2019: Food Choices
Creating connections and building community through food.
Emily Provance, a member of Fifteenth Street Meeting in New York City, is called to a ministry of hearth building. She is an associate of Good News Associates, which supports non-institutional ministries.
NiaDwynwen Thomas, a member of Northampton (Mass.) Meeting, serves as New England Yearly Meeting's Quaker practice and leadership facilitator.Posted in: Features, June/July 2019: Food Choices
Food ethics has long been an important part of the tradition of Friends.
John Sniegocki is a member of Community Friends Meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he and his family serve as resident caretakers. John teaches religious ethics and directs the Peace and Justice Studies program at Xavier University.
This online version of the June-July 2019 print article includes citations and references.Posted in: Features, June/July 2019: Food Choices
A sign on the side of the road sparks a crisis of conscience.
Dayna Baily lives in southeastern Pennsylvania with her family, for whom plant-based cooking is both a delicious source of good nutrition and a private form of nonviolent protest against a cruel status quo. She worships at Penn Hill Meeting in Wakefield, Pa., and participates in Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Right Relationship with Animals Working Group.Posted in: Features, June/July 2019: Food Choices
Plant‐based lifestyles are getting easier than ever.
A member of Herndon (Va.) Meeting, Margaret Fisher is clerk of Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s Working Group on Right Relationship with Animals. She enjoys photographing insects while on wildlife surveys and spends much of her free time working for a native plant campaign in northern Virginia.Posted in: Features, June/July 2019: Food Choices
An eating disorder makes food and fellowship difficult.
B is a Quaker who finds that the 12 Steps have enriched her spirituality. You can write to her at [email protected].Posted in: Features, June/July 2019: Food Choices
Community is at the core of a New England CSA farm and distribution hub.
Craig Jensen is a member of Monadnock (N.H.) Meeting. He farms at Sun Moon Farm with his wife, Megan; their son, Fox; and many friends that help make good work joyful. Sun Moon Farm is part of a small community called South of Monadnock that is actively seeking new members.
Suzanna Schell is a member of Beacon Hill Meeting in Boston, Mass., and a co-founder and resident of Cornerstone Village Cohousing in Cambridge, Mass. She is co-clerk of NEYM Legacy Gift Committee, a funding program that supports the ministries of New England Friends; and a member of the Board of Managers of Beacon Hill Friends House.Posted in: June/July 2019: Food Choices, Online Features
Earthcare activism is a natural fit for Friends.
Elizabeth Root lives in the heart of the Finger Lakes with her family of three poodles. A retired social worker, she authored a book on children’s mental health in 2009. She is a member of the Perry City (N.Y.) Meeting in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.Posted in: June/July 2019: Food Choices, Online Features
Learning to understand what we are actually hungry for.
Lorene Ludy is a member of Lincoln (Neb.) Meeting. She is a Benedictine Oblate and a Stephen Minister. She likes to eat and hang out with God.Posted in: June/July 2019: Food Choices, Online Features