From a Maine potato farmer to a Hawaiian banana producer, The New American Farmer profiles farms and farmers across the United States and reveals the effects of innovative farming practices on profitability, quality of life, rural communities, and the environment. Order this $10, 160-page book by calling (802) 656-0484 or visit www.sare.org.
Saturday morning television features 25 acts of violence per hour. The Lion and Lamb Project is making violent entertainment uncool by offering parents resources on nonviolent toy alternatives, information about dealing with violence in children's entertainment, and activism opportunities. www.lionlamb.org
Prepare your congregation to act on hunger and poverty by using Hunger No More, new educational materials by the National Council of Churches and Bread for the World. The packet is arranged in six sessions for easy study. 1-800-82-BREAD; firstname.lastname@example.org
Tired of painting alone? Christians in the Visual Arts offers an online gallery as well as a wealth of information about conferences, publications, and ways to connect with other Christian artists. www.civa.org
Too Many Victims, produced by Video/Action, covers the murder of Tariq Khamisa by 14-year-old gang member Tony Hicks and the story of Khamisa's father and Hicks' grandfather who started a foundation together in Tariq's name. www.videoaction.org