FaithLands Highlights Work of the Sisters of St. Joseph

FaithLands is a growing national movement to connect and inspire faith communities to use their land in new ways that promote ecological and human health, support local food and farming, enact reparative justice, and strengthen communities. The Sisters of St. Joseph were highlighted in the recently released Faithlands Toolkit. Dan Heston (PLT) Kim Quarty (PLT), Teddy Bolkas (Thera Farm), and S. Karen Burke were interviewed for the toolkit (see p. 81). FaithLands is a project of the Agrarian Trust and supports partnerships between farmers, faith communities, land stewards, and food systems in celebration of our interconnectedness to one another and our common home. The FaithLands Toolkit serves as a guide to support faith communities in considering their respective spiritual traditions and linking those core values and beliefs to the land. Through case studies and thoughtful conversation, it offers ways to join a growing number of faith traditions in the production of food, the support of basic human needs, and the building of resilient communities, while also promoting equity and justice through the land. Click here to read the FaithLands Toolkit.

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