Food and Faith Podcast
Mindful Eating: A Conversation with Alex Askew

Mindful Eating: A Conversation with Alex Askew

November 23, 2020

Sam and Derrick speak with Alex Askew, chef and contributor to the book "Mindful Eating For the Beloved Community" 

 

www.belovedmindfuleating.net

 

www.bcaglobal.org

 

alex@bcaglobal.org

 

 

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Watching and Waiting: Conversations about Advent 2020

Watching and Waiting: Conversations about Advent 2020

November 16, 2020

Anna and Derrick are joined by Dr. Wilson Dickinson and Rev. Dr. Leah Shcade to discuss reading the Advent passages for this year through an ecological lens. 

 

 

Shaping The Narrative: A Conversation with Jason Chesnut

Shaping The Narrative: A Conversation with Jason Chesnut

November 9, 2020

Anna, Sam, and Derrick are joined by storyteller and filmmaker Rev. Jason Chesnut to discuss the election and an upcoming documentary project. 

 

The Rev. Jason Chesnut, ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American (ELCA), is a freelance filmmaker, itinerant pastor, and digital preacher, working on the edges of institutional Christianity.  His films are committed to a new kind of storytelling (ANKOSfilms.com), and his work extends into movements for justice and liberation.  A native of Texas, Jason graduated from Texas Lutheran University and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.  He lives as close as possible to mountains, and in an alternate universe he would be a wildlife photographer.

 

 

ANKOSfilms.com

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Holding the Tension: Conversations on Hope and Lament

Holding the Tension: Conversations on Hope and Lament

November 2, 2020

With the pandemic raging on and with election anxieties high, Anna, Sam, and Derrick discuss what gives them hope as well as the need to balance that hope with lament in a season that often feels surrounded by death. 

Can I Work for Racial Justice when I Live on a Dirt Road? A conversation with Duncan Hilton

Can I Work for Racial Justice when I Live on a Dirt Road? A conversation with Duncan Hilton

October 26, 2020

Interview with The Rev. Duncan Hilton

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Co-hosts Anna Woofenden, Derrick Weston, and Sam Chamelin

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Guest Links:https://collegevilleinstitute.org/?s=duncan+hilton

Guest Bio: In August 2020 Duncan began serving as Priest-in-Charge at St. John’s Walpole, NH. Before that he served as Priest for Discipleship and Discernment at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Brattleboro, VT. At St. Michael’s he was commissioned to raise up leaders inside and outside the church to listen and follow their call through prayer and action. Out of a small group ministry he developed there sprung initiatives around praying the Daily Office, discernment and decision-making retreats, partnering with the Community Justice Center to support people transitioning out of prison, and beginning to create a L’Arche Community in Southern Vermont (an international network of communities that help care for people with intellectual disabilities).

Before arriving in Vermont and being ordained, Duncan worked for five years as Executive Director with the Leadership Development Initiative (LDI), where he trained Episcopal parishes in team-based leadership practices in order to help them launch local mission projects. He also worked as Training Director for Life Together, the Boston-based Episcopal Service Corps program, and as a  Teaching Fellow with Professor Marshall Ganz at the Harvard Kennedy School in his class, “Organizing: People, Power, Change.” Duncan’s career shifted from congregational ministry in the United Church of Christ, where he served as a minister for youth and children, to leadership and organizing through his experience in 2010 as Field Coordinator for the Promise Arizona campaign, which registered over 15,000 new voters in the state.

Duncan lives with his wife Bethany on his grandmother’s farm in southern Vermont. He enjoys leading singalongs on guitar, gardening, and playing and watching sports.

Church Growing Hope: A Conversation with Jen Bloesch

Church Growing Hope: A Conversation with Jen Bloesch

October 10, 2020

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cohosts: Anna Woofenden and Derrick Weston

 

Anna and Derrick speak with Jen Bloesch, the program director of Gideon's Garden in the Southern Berkshires of Massachusetts. 

 

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Bio:Jen is a native of Madison, WI. While in college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jen became passionate about both cooking and sustainable agriculture. For two years she was the director of Slow Food UW, a student organization focused on providing UW students access to local and organic foods. Through her work as director, Slow Food UW opened a weekly cafe and became incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Jen currently works for Grace Church, an Episcopal Community in the Southern Berkshires and is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. In 2019, Jen moved to Great Barrington so she could participate in the unique program that is Gideon’s Garden. She loves that Gideon’s Garden allows her to do all the things she loves to do most: grow delicious and healthy food, care for people through ministry, and offer outdoor educational experiences for young people.

 

Creating Connections: A Conversation With John Creasy

Creating Connections: A Conversation With John Creasy

October 1, 2020

Creating Connections: A Conversation With John Creasy 

 

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Co-hosts: Anna Woofenden and Derrick Weston

 

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Bio:

John Creasy is a founding pastor of The Open Door Presbyterian Church and Executive Director of Garfield Community Farm. John loves serving the church in areas of mission and outreach, helping members connect their faith to all aspects of life for the sake of the world. John and his wife Alyssa lead The Open Door’s music ministry and enjoy creating music with the band This Side of Eve.

As director of Garfield Farm, John has worked to create an ecologically diverse neighborhood farm on nearly three acres of land at the top of the Garfield neighborhood. John leads an excellent staff at the farm who collectively lead hundreds of students and volunteers each year. The farm serves to educate the local church on our call as Christians toward environmental sustainability and to provide healthy organic produce to those of lower income in the Garfield neighborhood.

John and Alyssa, have three children, Téah, Micah and Lyle. They’ve lived in the East End of Pittsburgh for nearly eighteen years and John has serviced as a pastor at The Open Door since 2005.

 

Follow Garfield Farms on Instagram @garfieldfarm

 

www.pghopendoor.net

 

A Brand New Season: Conversations about the Pod

A Brand New Season: Conversations about the Pod

September 21, 2020

Sam and Anna talk about the history of and motivations behind The Food and Faith Podcast. They also welcome new co-host Derrick Weston to the show. The three discuss plans for the new season of the pod including shifting to weekly episodes and having thematic series. They also talk about projects that extend beyond the pod. 

 

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Slow Listening: A Conversation with Rev. Darriel Harris

Slow Listening: A Conversation with Rev. Darriel Harris

September 15, 2020

Slow Listening: A Conversation With Rev. Darriel Harris

 

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Co-hosts: Anna Woofenden and Sam Chamelin

 

Editor: Derrick Weston 

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Bio: Darriel Harris is the pastor of Newborn Community of Faith Church, a church dedicated to improving the lives of the historic residents of Sandtown, Upton and surrounding neighborhoods of Baltimore, MD.  Newborn Community of Faith created a 1.5-acre urban farm, which Harris once directed, to help employ residents returning from incarceration and to help improve the neighborhood’s food environment. Harris is also a PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, where his research interests include health behavior change communication, food policy, and neighborhood effects on the health and well-being of residents. His work has been featured by The Atlantic magazine, Duke University’s World Food Policy Center, Huffington Post, and several others.

Food, Faith, and Freedom: A Conversation with Sha’Von Terrell

Food, Faith, and Freedom: A Conversation with Sha’Von Terrell

July 27, 2020

Food, Faith, and Freedom: A Conversation with Sha’Von Terrell

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Co-hosts: Anna Woofenden and Sam Chamelin 

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- Donate to the Faith, Food & Freedom Summer Campaign, and to become an ambassador. https://blackchurchfoodsecurity.net/

--Check out this article Sha'Von referenced: https://issuu.com/gracenglorymagazine/docs/july2020gracenglory/8?fbclid=IwAR0o9rLqHdotC1jX0PmOnfpfYtfVGb7k4UkDsnBIQhfihyy8bgvBwPNVyhY

 

Bio:
Sha'Von Terrell is a rising and inspiring voice in the Black Food and Land Sovereignty community, Sha’Von Terrell is a child of the deep south, freedom dreamer, and a strategic food systems planner specializing in food and land sovereignty.

She is the granddaughter of former farmers who have undergone economic exploitation, environmental racism, and spiritual devastation through systems of oppression. Therefore, Sha’Von’s passion is rooted in Black self-determination, collective organizing, and reclaiming our right to agriculture.

As the Deputy Director with the Black Church Food Security Network, Sha'Von manages a local market that steers thousands of dollars and support toward Black farmers and small business owners. Additionally, she travels the country organizing and consulting with anchor institutions, such as colleges, universities, churches, and grassroots organizations. Through this work, she advances local self-reliance in the food system.

She holds a Masters of City and Regional Planning from Morgan State University and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Tuskegee University.

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