Full & Meaningful Living

Written by Amy Early //  What people groups come to mind when I say the following words: Health disparity? Implicit bias? Discrimination? If you’re like many, your thoughts probably first turned to racial and ethnic minorities. After that, you might have considered gender, age, maybe even sexual orientation. All of these are incredibly important and … Continue reading Full & Meaningful Living

Ritual & Risks in Ethiopian Coffee Ceremonies

Written by Chris Keil //  I am seated with new friends and acquaintances in a small main room of a small home in Ethiopia. A wonderful mix of smells swirls around the group as we chat about family, professional projects, and world affairs. The fragrance of burning eucalyptus charcoal and incense permeates the space. Soon, … Continue reading Ritual & Risks in Ethiopian Coffee Ceremonies

Walking Humbly

Written by Gillian Henry //  Buses, trams, the metro screeching underground, pedestrian crosswalks streaming people. Snow boots, leather boots, Converse, sandals. Squeaking snow, slushing muck, puffing cottonwood, blowing dust. To school, to church, to friends', to the market. This was my every day. College freshmen. Classes rushing, cafeteria clanging, armchair studying, passing the weight room … Continue reading Walking Humbly

Cultivating an “Agri-culture” of Justice

Written by Gretchen Rops // Agriculture is unique. Is there any other discipline that so effortlessly combines science and art? Care for the environment and care for people? Occupation and lifestyle? The potential for agriculture to promote justice is immense. Justice mandates that all people be fed. Justice mandates that the earth be cared for … Continue reading Cultivating an “Agri-culture” of Justice

Theme Overview: Youth on a Quest

What place do youth hold in our communities? The word “youth” is often associated with being carefree or consumed with superficial problems. However, each of the authors below presents a far more complex perspective on youth. Their experiences working with young people reveal both the difficulties and the possibilities of this energetic demographic of youth … Continue reading Theme Overview: Youth on a Quest