Carrie Cabush interned at Thistle Farms this summer as part of our Education & Outreach team and specifically worked on developing the framework for the 2017 Thistle National Conference. As a student at Princeton Seminary, she also spent time reflecting theologically on what she learned and we are grateful that she shared her thoughts with us.
I remember when the idea of our Global Marketplace, Shared Trade, came into being in the summer of 2014. I was standing on a train pulling out of Oxford England with the Thistle Farms contingency and felt the shift of muddled thoughts moving from the world of feeling and taking on shape. The idea of launching a Thistle’s Farms Global initiative started after an international gathering with inspired music and justice advocates speaking in wishes about how economic justice could change the story of many women.