Southeastern African American Organic Network (SAAFON) and the Rural Advancement Foundation International’s (RAFI-USA) Farmers of Color Network (FOCN) are working together this fall to facilitate farmer brigades/workdays to support infrastructure needs on BIPOC farms in North Carolina.
In late September, RAFI-USA and the Come to the Table program hosted a Community Conversations event centering on the recognition, addressing, and healing of fiscal trauma, or money-based emotional wounds.
In early October, RAFI-USA and the Come to the Table program, alongside Campbell University, hosted a Community Conversations event centering on the spiritual and emotional unrest that clergy are experiencing during this time of social unrest.
In partnership with Farm Church in Durham, North Carolina, please join Come to the Table for a discussion of the film "Under Contract" with RAFI-USA staff member and former contract poultry grower Craig Watts.
RAFI-USA is pleased to announce a new fellowship program. This fellowship will bring together faith leaders from across North Carolina to learn about the root causes of hunger, uncover and challenge the dominant narrative around why people are hungry, and learn how story-based strategies can transform the conversation on hunger in communities.
RAFI’s Come to the Table program has been providing mini-grants to rural United Methodist Churches throughout North Carolina. We had a conversation with one grantee, Dave Clark of Norman UMC and God’s Garden and Davon Goodwin of the Sandhills AgInnovation Center to discuss their food ministry and the impact of the grant.
With the 2020 election nearing, the U.S. is in danger of experiencing political violence, which is sadly nothing new for our country. In this blog, we discuss how faith leaders and communities can work together to take concrete, proactive steps to both prevent and if necessary respond, to political violence.
Join RAFI-USA, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - North Carolina, Partners in Health and Wholeness, and North Carolina Agromedicine Institute for this series of events focused on the intersection of mental health, faith communities, and rural communities.