Flannery Correspondence

April 25, 2013

Daily Change, April 25th

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Today’s Daily Change articles:

How valuable it is to cook our food for ourselves (rather than depending on someone else to mass produce it in pre-cooked packages): http://www.amazon.com/Cooked-A-Natural-History-Transformation/dp/1611761433

April 24, 2013

Daily Change, April 24th

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Today’s Daily Change articles:

2¢:  The average Protestant church sends two percent of its revenue to overseas missions. http://www.worldmag.com/2005/10/who_gives_two_cents_for_missions

Extreme generosity was a characteristic of the early Christian church.  Is it still?  Can it be? http://www.crosswalk.com/family/finances/generous-stewardship-recapturing-the-vision-of-the-early-church-11549800.html

How to approach Christian outreach missions and the people they target without objectifying them as potential converts: http://www.amazon.com/Friendship-Margins-Discovering-Mutuality-Reconciliation/dp/0830834540

April 22, 2013

Daily Change, April 22nd

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Today’s Daily Change articles:

The problem of food that goes to waste (in the United States and all over the world):

April 21, 2013

Daily Change, April 21st

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — bcflannfam @ 13:17

Today’s Daily Change articles:

(TOP!  If you don’t follow or read or watch any other link, consider this one:)  The story of Molly, a 12 year old girl who receives school meals from WFP.  She documents her life using a small video camera. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-tPlVf-QBw&feature=youtu.be

A summary of three different angles on empathy (cognitive, emotional, compassionate) from a student of “alternative” intelligences (emotional, social, and ecological intelligence).  Each kind of empathy is similar to Maslow’s hierarchy:  Cognitive comes first and easiest, sincere compassion comes hardest. http://danielgoleman.info/three-kinds-of-empathy-cognitive-emotional-compassionate/

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown: http://www.amazon.com/Daring-Greatly-Courage-Vulnerable-Transforms/dp/1592407331/ref=la_B001JP45BA_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366407345&sr=1-1

April 20, 2013

Daily Change, April 20th

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Today’s Daily Change articles:

Compassion by Henri Nouwen:  http://www.amazon.com/Compassion-Reflection-Christian-Henri-Nouwen/dp/0385517521

TED talk by Brené Brown on the power of vulnerability:  http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability.html

What if the human race were destined for empathy rather than self destruction? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7AWnfFRc7g&feature=youtu.be

(Disclaimer:  These links are food for thought.  They originate from 25 in Change.  We Flannerys like what 25 in Change is doing to fight hunger but we don’t always agree with or favor all of the ideas presented here.  It is healthy to be aware of all these ideas without having to agree wholeheartedly.  If nothing else they are good for the sake of discussion, thought, and the healthy comfort-challenge that comes from different philosophies pursuing the common goals of reducing hunger, improving health, and cultivating efficient systems.  We look forward to covering some of the controversies surrounding the different perspectives and approaches to hunger soon.)

April 19, 2013

Daily Change, April 19th

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Today’s Daily Change articles:

Stories from people involved in the 1963 civil rights march on Washington DC:  http://www.amazon.com/Like-Mighty-Stream-Patrik-Henry/dp/0762416963/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1366331670&sr=1-1&keywords=0762416963

Stories of those who are trying to change our food system to be more fair and sustainable:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/bethhoffman/2013/04/04/inspiring-award-winners-working-to-change-food-system/

The United Nations’ top millennium development goal is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger:  http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/poverty.shtml

April 18, 2013

Daily Change, April 18th

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Today’s Daily Change articles:

Current event:  Florida farmers are rallying for better prices for their produce.  http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/farmworkers-march-200-miles-fairer-tomato-immokalee

Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger: Moving from Affluence to Generosity by Ronald J. Sider:  http://www.amazon.com/Rich-Christians-Age-Hunger-Generosity/dp/0849945305

Who are the actual workers producing our food?  Do we treat them the way we should?  http://www.migranthealth.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=38&Itemid=30

April 17, 2013

Daily Change, April 17th

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Today’s Daily Change articles:

What happens when we go without food?  Our bodies adapt to cope and survive.  Here’s how:  http://io9.com/5941883/how-your-body-fights-to-keep-you-alive-when-youre-starving

What is behind food cravings?  http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/edible-innovations/food-craving1.htm

April 16, 2013

Daily Change, April 16th

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Today’s Daily Change articles:

Quantify how much money a garden can save you:  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123983924976823051.html

A study demonstrating how the typical American apetite for meat can cause mood-disturbing chemical changes in the brain:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/11/vegetarianism-stress-happiness-_n_1335664.html

April 14, 2013

Daily Change, April 14th

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — bcflannfam @ 01:49

Today’s Daily Change articles:

12 pages of details on how fast food became such a large industry in America — and how it targets and often promotes childhood obesity, even in countries where hunger remains a life-threatening issue:  http://www.cggc.duke.edu/pdfs/GlobalHealth/2010-09-03_Christian_Gereffi_The_marketing_distribution_of_fast_food_Ch30.pdf

An article questioning Walmart as a grocery and fresh produce option — plus how the growth and consolidation of giant corporations has cost both the direct food suppliers (ranchers and farmers) AND the end consumer:  http://grist.org/food/2011-12-30-eaters-beware-walmart-is-taking-over-our-food-system/

Ending Hunger Now:  A Challenge to Persons of Faith:  George McGovern, Bob Dole, and Donald E. Messer’s book with a forward written by Bill Clinton.  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ending-hunger-now-george-s-mcgovern/1112380212

What qualifies this group to publish about world hunger?  Dole and McGovern produced a program, The International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program, that has provided school meals for millions of children in dozens of countries since 2000.
More on the program:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McGovern-Dole_International_Food_for_Education_and_Child_Nutrition_Program
More on George McGovern:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_McGovern

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