Why do I travel to meet in person, the voices whose writings have changed my life and my perspective? Because such folks are even more charismatic, compassionate and brilliant than I could have possibly imagined!
Today I had the honor of meeting both Ellen Davis (Scripture, Culture and Agriculture, Biblical Prophesy) and Norman Wirzba (Food and Faith, From Nature to Creation) at Duke University…Two of the strongest voices in our country regarding the connections between faith, food and social justice. Listen to Norman’s words in his essay, The Human Art of Creaturely Life:
“…what I am advocating for is a new food politics in which the government subsidies that now go to industrial producers be shifted to small-scale farmers who treat fields & livestock & workers with respect…I am asking that politicians & planners attend to the racism behind the creation of food deserts & food swamps that leave people in urban areas & rural communities without access to fresh food & consign them to shopping at gas stations, fast-food outlets & convenience stores.”
Brother Coyote, OEF