Books, reports, articles and films – recommendations for exploring the connection between land, stewardship, food, farming and faith.
Art of the Inner Meal: Eating as a Spiritual Path, Donald Altman, Harper One, 1999.
Bringing It to the Table: On Farming and Food, Wendell Berry, foreword by Michael Pollan, Counterpoint, 2009.
Cultivating an Ecological Conscience, Essays from a Farmer Philosopher, Frederick Kirschenmann, 2011.
Eat With Joy: Redeeming God’s Gift of Food, Rachel Marie Stone, 2013.
Faith in Food: Changing the World One Meal at a Time, Susie Weldon and Sue Campbell, Bene Factum Publishing, 2014.
Food & Faith: Justice, Joy and Daily Bread, edited by Michael Schut, Earth Ministry, 2010.
Harvest in the Balance: Food, Justice and Biotechnology, edited by Mark Siemens, Mennonite Central Committee, 2000.
Hunger and Happiness: Feeding the Hungry, Nourishing Our Souls, Shannon Jung, Augsburg Books, 2009.
If the Buddha Came to Dinner: How to Nourish Your Body to Awaken Your Spirit, Halé Sofia Schatz, Hyperion, 2004.
Scripture, Culture and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible, Ellen Davis, Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Soil and Sacrament: A Spiritual Memoir of Food and Faith, Fred Bahnson, Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Sustainable Agriculture: A Christian Ethic of Gratitude, Mark Graham, Pilgrim Press, 2005.
Sustaining Heart in the Heartland: Exploring Rural Spirituality, Miriam Brown, OP, Paulist Press, 2005.
The Kabbalah of Food, by Rabbi Nilton Bonder, Shambhala Publications, 1995.
Reports and articles:
“For I Was Hungry & You Gave Me Food: Catholic Reflections on Food, Farmers, and Farmworkers.” United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2003.
“Rebuilding Our Food System: The Ethical and Spiritual Challenge,” Peter Mann and Kathy Lawrence, Earth Ethics, Spring/Summer 1998.
For more reports and resources, see additional documents via a curated online search.
Listing of Videos On Hunger, Food Systems And Globalization
Presbyterian Hunger Program compiled a list of videos on global hunger and poverty and the underlying causes. Videos are available for lending to show them at church, community events or house parties.