Taste and See: Anabaptism, Food, and Mission

We are the custodians of this good earth. Every meal we eat we are connected with those who dreamed up the recipes, nurtured the soil, picked and washed and shipped the goods, and sold the ingredients to us in our markets and stores. From the bread we break at the Lord’s Supper, to the potlucks we share and the cookbooks we produce, our interaction with food connects us with our creator and sustainer, and to individuals living around the world.

In this issue of Anabaptist Witness, the Co-Editors invite you to reflect and engage Anabaptist understandings of food and mission. Share with us your stories of students learning to farm so that their ministries might be sustainable. Consider what response we are called to when we are vegetarian, but we live in a community where meat is a rare commodity shared with us in a feast of thanksgiving. Question what it means for us to be a people committed to non-conformity when living in a culture of excess, or how we might reconcile God’s abundant and giving love with the reality of missed meals when food is scarce.

This is a resource for you, and the Co-Editors would like you to consider contributing! All sorts of submissions, including reflections on recipes, photo-essays, prayers, poems, interviews, biographies, and academic papers are welcome. Submissions in languages other than English, particularly in French and Spanish, are encouraged.

Proposals can be submitted starting on April 1, and should be sent to Jaime Ross.

Call for Papers

Conference or Publication
Anabaptist Witness
Proposal Deadline
Friday, May 1, 2015
Posted by Anna
Conrad Grebel University College
Posted on 8 Jan 2015 - 3:27pm