Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Reflection

By Taylor Pfaff, Duke Divinity Ministerial Resident PART 1: GENERAL REFLECTION Context The ignored reality of how food actually gets to a dining room table begins with a marginalized group of Latino immigrants called “farm workers.” When hearing the words “farm” or “agriculture,” some consumers may have a cute image we have of a red […]

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For the Love of Justice in North Carolina

Despite the unseasonable cold weather, NFWM showed some love by marching alongside staff and members of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) and the Triangle Friends of Farmworkers (TFF) at the 9th annual Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) march in Raleigh this Valentine’s Day. The march, along with the Moral Monday movement was organized by […]

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NFWM Reissues 2007 Lenten Reflection Booklet

National Farm Worker Ministry is reissuing our Lenten Booklet we first published in 2007. The reflections in this booklet may contain some dated reference, the Iraq War and the freezes that damaged citrus crops in California in 2007, however the insights and wisdom remain relevant. We offer these again for your reflection during this Lenten […]

Border Reflection: Too High A Cost

At the corner of International Street in the border town of Nogales, Mexico, a bullet-ridden wall serves as the backdrop to a roadside memorial. The memorial marks the spot where a young boy lost his life at the hands of the Border Patrol. On October 10, 2012, 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez was shot and […]

Blog: Ministers-in-Training and Farm Worker Justice

In recent years, the leadership of National Farm Worker Ministry (NFWM) saw fit to respond to the need of many 40+ year old nonprofit ministries in the U.S. and begin thinking about the future of the movement.  How would we transmit our rich history to the next generation?  Valuable time and energy was soon put into […]

My 3 a.m. Call with Dan Gerawan

I worked for years in the anti-human trafficking field.  One thing I learned during that time is that most of the tactics used by traffickers are next to impossible to prosecute.  Intimidation and manipulation in many cases are not illegal.  Intimidation and manipulation, simply put, are not likely to get you thrown in jail. Intimidation […]

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SCUPE Congress on Urban Ministry: Shining a Light on Farm Worker Rights

We all know the old adage, “out of sight, out of mind”  –  it is too often the case when it comes to farm workers.  We forget that food does not plant, prune or harvest itself. And too many of us are unaware of the great hardships endured by the estimated two million men, women […]

The “Why” of National Farm Worker Ministry

In the business world, there is a concept called “The Golden Circle,” and it states that the most successful organizations are built on why they do things.  When you look at the nuts and bolts, an organization is not successful because of how or what they do, but the why.  The mission.  The vision.  When […]

Patriarchy and Publix: Why We Need the Fair Food Program

If you live anywhere near the sunny state of Florida, bets are you have heard of a group of tomato pickers who are taking the East Coast by storm.  Formed in the 1990’s by a small group of workers who began meeting in a local church to discuss ways to better their living and working […]

Harvesting Justice with NFWM

“The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people.” – Cesar Chavez As I rounded the corner onto the National Mall, I could feel the energy of the crowd as thousands of people made their way to the stage to hear Camino Americano play a benefit concert in support of comprehensive […]

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