Yet another shameless self-promotion alert!!
The MB Herald (our denominational magazine here in Canada) has graciously published another one of my articles as a part of their ongoing column focusing on issues around consumerism and individualism (readers of this blog with a long enough memory will notice similarities to a post from a while back). If you’re interested, you can have a look here.
On a somewhat related note, last night a group of us went to see Steve Bell & friends here in Nanaimo. The show was great, as usual, but I was also intrigued (and encouraged!) to see that he is actively promoting the work of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank on his tour. This is an organization that I only know a little about, but that I can unreservedly say is absolutely worth supporting. I’m proud to say that my dad is one of the organizers of one of the Coaldale-Lethbridge Growing Project (you can click on the picture on the sidebar to view a slide show of last year’s harvest—my personal favourite is picture #51 where he’s posing on the combine with Senator Joyce Fairbairn!) and that he (and others) speak of this project as one of the highlights of the year.
October 12 is World Food Day and one option worth considering as a response to the problem of world hunger is the Fast for Change Initiative being promoted by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. I just registered for it and you can get a bunch of excellent free resources either mailed to you or online. Have a look and consider how you might get involved.