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Injera with Atkilt Wat Recipe – Ethiopia

Injera 1½ c all-purpose flour ½ c whole wheat flour 1 T baking powder ¼ 1 t salt 2 c club soda   Atkilt Wat ¼ c fair trade olive oil 4 carrots, thinly sliced 1 onion, thinly sliced 1 t sea salt 1 t black pepper 1 t cumin 1 t turmeric ½ head … Continue reading

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Pupusas de Queso con Curtido y Salsa Roja Recipe – El Salvador

Cheese Pupusas with Curtido and Salsa Recipe from El Salvador

Pupusas de Queso con Curtido y Salsa Roja Recipe   Curtido ½ head of cabbage, shredded 1 large carrot, grated ½ medium yellow onion, thinly sliced ½ c vinegar ¼ c water ½ t salt 1 t dried oregano ½ to 1 t red pepper flakes Salsa Roja 3 medium tomatoes, chopped, or 1 15-oz … Continue reading

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Arroz Rojo Recipe – Mexico

2 c rice 1 T fair trade olive oil 1 garlic clove, diced 3 tomatoes, chopped ½ onion, chopped 4 c vegetable broth 1 c peas 2 carrots, chopped 1 chili pepper, chopped Salt to taste Add oil to a large pan on low heat. Add rice and toast until golden. Add garlic, tomatoes and … Continue reading

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Dalma with Spinach Recipe – India

1 c water 1½ c pigeon peas or black eyed peas, cooked 1 c pumpkin or butternut squash, cubed ½ c potatoes, cubed ¼ t salt 1/3 t turmeric 1 t fair trade olive oil 3 dry red chilis, broken into bits 1 t cumin seeds ½ c tomatoes, chopped 3 c spinach, chopped ½ … Continue reading

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Encounter the Risen Christ

OPENING REFLECTION: Think of a time when you had failed, when you’d thought all was lost. Where was God in that moment? Did hope and faith win out? How might this Easter perspective influence our work for peace and justice?   REFLECTIONS FROM POPE FRANCIS: “Christ’s resurrection is not an event of the past; it … Continue reading

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Encounter Christ in Creation

OPENING REFLECTION: Think of your daily habits. How do you care for creation in your day-to-day life? How might you improve your habits to become more intentional about recognizing God’s presence in creation, and to enter into more authentic communion with creation? Do you ever consider the communities most affected by careless ecological practices?   … Continue reading

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Encounter the Marginalized Christ

OPENING REFLECTION: Think of a time when you went out of your way—at some risk to yourself—to encounter a person or a community. Why did you do it? What motivated you in that moment? Where did you see Christ?   REFLECTIONS FROM POPE FRANCIS: “The Christian ideal will always be a summons to overcome suspicion, … Continue reading

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Encounter the Suffering Christ

OPENING REFLECTION: Think of a time when a personal hardship equipped you to better serve your community. What did you learn? Who helped you through those challenging moments? What insight did that hardship give you into the hardships of others, and how have you been moved to live a more compassionate life? Where did you … Continue reading

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Encounter Christ Within

OPENING REFLECTION: Think of a time when you encountered Christ through service. Did the person or community you intended to serve end up serving you? How did you meet Christ in that person or community? How did you share Christ?   REFLECTIONS FROM POPE FRANCIS: “Jesus’ whole life, his way of dealing with the poor, … Continue reading

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Community Reflections

“The Good News is no mere matter of words: it is about leaving ourselves behind and encountering others.” – Pope Francis   Lent is a time of encounter. Through prayer, we encounter Christ, present in the face of every member of our human family. Through fasting, we encounter the obstacles that prevent us from loving … Continue reading

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