We’ve stopped at the Open Door Community in Atlanta. This is a Catholic Worker House that does outreach to the homeless. Liz and I will be on staff here for several months, while also looking at urban poverty issues and interviewing a wide variety of people who come here from all over the nation to volunteer… One of my first discussions here was with Brian Schaap, 24, who came from Grand Rapids, Michigan, to volunteer for a couple weeks. Several years ago, Mr. Schaap had volunteered for a year in Tanzania through the Mennonite Church’s SALT (Serving And Learning Together) Program. He helped set up a community garden at a church there. He said the poverty was staggering. What’s more, he said there was a particular tension there in regard to teaching small scale sustainable agriculture vs. importing large scale agricultural impliments which could, in the long run, push many small subsistence farmers off their land as corporate farms start to take over — as has happened in the U.S. Note: Mr. Schaap said experiencing Third World poverty first-hand tremendously impacted him and got him to question, much more, American lifestyles (including his own) by comparison. One of the things he began questioning is: Could we be sacrificing way more to help those in dire straights worldwide? It is a question our campaign poses regularly.