Saturday, August 22, 2009

Fall is for Green Chile Roasting, Conferences and Speakers

The fall season is nearly upon us in Albuquerque. You can tell by the smell of green chile almost everywhere and by the availability of sweet corn just at every growers market in town. This season is also about conferences and speakers. And I'd like to share four events with you coming in up August, September and October.

Trinity House Roundtable

On Thursday, August 27, Sharon Barefoot will lead a roundtable at Trinity House Catholic Worker, 1925 Five Points Rd. SW, in the South Valley. The theme of her talk is Bread for the World: Stopping Hunger. The discussion will start at 7:00 p.m.

Sharon has attended several of our Offering of Letters workshops, and her talk will address, among other things, the topic of this year's letter-writing campaign: foreign-aid reform. Please join us! She is pictured above (at left) with Bread for the World western region field organizer Robin Stephenson.

The Slow Money Movement
growing movement, which is related to the slow food movement, has scheduled its national gathering for Santa Fe on September 9-11 at the Santa Fe Farmers Market in the Railyard.

The purpose of the slow money movement is to
enhance food safety and food security; promote cultural and ecological health and diversity; and, accelerate the transition from an economy based on extraction and consumption to an economy based on preservation and restoration

The movement has developed a set of principles, including the need to to invest as if food, farms and fertility mattered and to steer major new sources of capital to small food enterprises.
Slow Money gets right to the heart of everything that's ailing our economy and corroding our culture. . .It offers a formula for a new kind of capitalism in which farmers' markets and stock markets both flourish Kerry Trueman, Huffington Post
The conference has a powerful line-up of speakers, including Paolo Croce, executive director of Slow Food International. See more information about the conference (Registration information is near the top of the page) Click here to see .pdf poster

Matthew 25 Conference
This is the second annual gathering to celebrate the outreach ministries and mission of the Congregations of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande.

This event, planned for for Friday and Saturday, September 11-12, at the Cathedral of St. John in Albuquerque, 318 Silver SW.. will focus on Matthew 25 where we are called to care for others by reaching out and touching the lives of those around us. This gathering also will provide an opportunity for a sharing of mission and assistance in starting mission programs locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.

St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church will host a Bread for the World display. If you're planning to come, please drop by the table.

Ending Hunger Summit
cosponsored by the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry of New Mexico and the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry of Colorado.

Saturday, October 17.
8:30 am – 1:30 p.m.
9100 Menaul NE, Albuquerque
Read earlier post with full details.

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