Showing posts from January, 2017

Fair Food Follow-Up

During our 9am Wired Word discussion yesterday, it was mentioned that a list of vendors supporting the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) Fair Food Program initiatives would be useful. One of the ways we can help is by supporting vendors who have agreed to pay an extra penny per pound of produce. Perhaps more importantly, these vendors are also subject to oversight from a third-party workers’ rights organization. The Fair Food program is a perfect example of The Sum of Small— the tremendous change that occurs one penny, one person at a time. Here’s the Fair Food web page that lists partners: This page has a great slideshow about the implementation of the program: Ahold Delhaize is one of the largest food retail groups in the world. They are working with other food retailers to create a new, “sustainable retail” model that stocks shelves w

Monday Meditation

God of mystery and majesty, as you give voice to the bittersweet melodies of the bluebird on the window sill and the haunting, ancient songs of the blue whale in the ocean depths, I pray you also give me voice. Speak love through me. Calm the anger that bubbles uncontrollably within me caused by a world full of lies, half-truths, intentional misleading, violence, and hatred of others we are too dim-witted to understand as ourselves, too blind to see as reflections of you. Give us strength in a world that is unbearable to watch, but to which we must witness your unconditional love. We confess the current situation has filled us with negativity. Like Jeremiah, Jesus, and the other prophets of old, we find ourselves lashing out, warnings falling on deaf ears as we overturn the tables in the temple out of sheer frustration. We pray, dear Lord, that you transform our negative energy into positive action. Make us instruments of your peace, a mouthpiece for justice, our entire being a fin