PHW Book Club Discussion: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Chapter Fourteen

Green Apple on Books

Thank you for joining the Partners in Health and Wholeness Book Club. You can officially sign-up here. Through it, we hope to engage people of faith in discussions over why our health matters. Our current choice of reading is “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life” by Barbara Kingsolver. We are posting updates through the PHW Facebook page, but our PHW blog page has the discussion posts in full with responses from staff. Just look for the picture of the apple on top of the books and you will find past Book Club…

A Year of Setbacks, Pushbacks

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At the close of a momentous year for politics and public policy in North Carolina – a year that challenged many people of faith to act on their beliefs — we again might find ourselves wondering whether things have to get worse before they can get better. That “things” got worse for many of the state’s residents during 2013 there’s little doubt. They are the people who, for example, found their unemployment benefits unnecessarily chopped, or who are sending their kids to schools where teacher assistants have been laid off….

PHW Book Club Discussion: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Chapter Eleven

Green Apple on Books

Thank you for joining the Partners in Health and Wholeness Book Club. You can officially sign-up here. Through it, we hope to engage people of faith in discussions over why our health matters. Our current choice of reading is “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life” by Barbara Kingsolver. We are posting updates through the PHW Facebook page, but our PHW blog page has the discussion posts in full with responses from staff. Just look for the apple on top of the book picture among the blog post pictures and you will find…

Church Youth Groups Invited to Apply for Funding to Create Healthier Communities

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Partners in Health and Wholeness is teaming up with the NC Alliance of YMCAs to identify organizations, like churches, with active youth groups who seek to improve the health of their local community. This opportunity, called the Statewide Pioneering Healthier Communities Teen Advocacy Mini-Grants program, supports the YMCA’s mission to strengthen communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Grant Purpose The purpose of this mini-grant program is to engage our state’s teens in advocacy for healthy food and physical activity access for all members of a given community,…

PHW Book Club Discussion: Animal,Vegetable, Miracle, Chapter Nine

Green Apple on Books

Thank you for joining the Partners in Health and Wholeness Book Club. You can officially sign-up here. Through it, we hope to engage people of faith in discussions over why our health matters. Our current choice of reading is “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life” by Barbara Kingsolver. We are posting updates through the PHW Facebook page, but our PHW blog page has the discussion posts in full with responses from staff. Just look for the apple on top of the book picture among the blog post pictures and you will find past…

PHW Book Club Discussion: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Chapter Eight

Green Apple on Books

Thank you for joining the Partners in Health and Wholeness Book Club. You can officially sign-up here. Through it, we hope to engage people of faith in discussions over why our health matters. Our current choice of reading is “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life” by Barbara Kingsolver. We are posting updates through the PHW Facebook page, but our PHW blog page has the discussion posts in full with responses from staff. Just look for the apple on top of the book picture among the blog post pictures and you will find past…

Peppers Picked in Prayer

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Climate Change Is Real… In Many Ways… In Different Places… At The Same Time… As We All Exist.   Today I picked these peppers due to early freezing temperatures in North Carolina. Although each pepper could’ve lived longer on the vine if the weather wasn’t so dangerous… I was mindful with each pluck that all food is a blessing… I wished I could be sharing with all those desperate for food in the Philippines. I’m aware there is no ecological way to transport food to faraway places… My intention is in the name…

PHW Bookclub Discussion: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle Chapter Seven

Green Apple on Books

Thank you for joining the Partners in Health and Wholeness Book Club. You can officially sign-up here. Through it, we hope to engage people of faith in discussions over why our health matters. Our current choice of reading is “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life” by Barbara Kingsolver. We are posting updates through the PHW Facebook page, but our PHW blog page has the discussion posts in full with responses from staff. Just look for the apple on top of the book picture among the blog post pictures and you will find past…

PHW Bookclub Discussion: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Chapter Six

Green Apple on Books

Thank you for joining the Partners in Health and Wholeness Book Club. You can officially sign-up here. Through it, we hope to engage people of faith in discussions over why our health matters. Our current choice of reading is “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life,” by Barbara Kingsolver. We are posting updates through the PHW Facebook page, but our PHW blog page has the discussion posts in full with responses from staff. Just look for the apple on top of the book picture among the blog post pictures and you will find…

Saints of the Council

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My morning devotional was about All Saints’ Day, a time for remembering those who have come before us. There is no doubt that Christians have a great inheritance from those who have worked tirelessly on important social justice issues, have given themselves to enriching the world, and who led faithful lives filled with faithful service. The North Carolina Council of Churches has many saints that have come before us. If you read the Council’s history you will find the names of many faithful men and women who took a stand…

PHW Book Club Discussion: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Chapter Five

Green Apple on Books

Thank you for joining the Partners in Health and Wholeness Book Club. You can officially sign-up here. Through it, we hope to engage people of faith in discussions over why our health matters. Our current choice of reading is “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life,” by Barbara Kingsolver. We are posting updates through the PHW Facebook page, but our PHW blog page has the discussion posts in full with responses from staff. Just look for the apple on top of the book picture among the blog post pictures and you will find…

Chocolate the Fair-Trade Way

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With Halloween upon us and holiday baking not far behind, think in terms of fair-trade chocolate and other ingredients for sharing and for cooking. According to Vince Isner in the October 13 General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church: This Halloween Americans will spend an estimated $1.2 billion on everyone’s favorite treat, chocolate. Yet behind America’s sweet tooth lurks a darker, bitter truth: In West Africa, where more than 75% of the world’s supply of cocoa originates, the industry routinely relies on child and slave labor to…

Do Your Legislators Represent You or Not?

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The 2013 legislative session exhibited an anti-regulatory agenda, endangering North Carolina’s natural beauty and our quality of life, including our health. Numerous bills were introduced that weakened pollution control, sought to rush through fracking, underfunded many of the state’s important environmental programs, and removed experienced members from critical oversight commissions and boards. Non-partisan science, which should be an important tool in environmental policy-making, was also ignored in many critical instances such as in regard to possible sea-level change and the evaluation of Jordan Lake water quality. A poll released by NRDC…

Worship Resources on Climate Change

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Date: Proper 28 – Nov. 17, 2013
Topic: Climate Change
Focus Text: Psalm 98

Our lectionary texts, Isaiah 65:17-25 and Psalm 98, offer vision and hope for people of faith, a vision of ultimate peace among the whole of creation. The Hebrew word which implies such a state of being is shalom. The word shalom has a deep and rich meaning, implying not only a lack of hostility towards the creation and all God’s creatures, but also a state of general health and well being, a condition where there is “ecojustice” for all parts of creation.

Caring for God’s Creation through Climate Action

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) is sponsoring the Southeast Coastal Climate Network’s (SECCN) webinar series with a presentation on faith-based climate action in the Southeast.Join this webinar to hear from faith leaders in Georgia (Rev. Alexis Chase), South Carolina (Rev. Michael McClain), and NCIPL steering committee member, Penny Hooper from North Carolina. Download a printable flyer here. TO REGISTER CLICK HERE.

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