Interview with Susan Holman on Centuries of Need

Posted on April 7, 2015 by PLT Staff

Interview by TUFTS Nutrition Magazine of Susan Holman, a former dietitian and religious scholar. Holman shares her knowledge on the humanitarian efforts of early Christians to combat poverty and hunger. She then relates these Christian responses to the challenges of addressing the same issues today.

Excerpt: “The life of a widow named Euphemia, who lived in what is now eastern Turkey, provides an encouraging model of someone who was visiting street people daily, asking what they wanted for lunch, and then providing it for them. She was constantly banging on her neighbors’ doors (and even barging into their houses) to demand donations for the poor.”

  • Interview Information
  • Interviewee: Susan Holman
  • Interviewer: TUFTS Nutrition Magazine
  • Date of Interview: 2010
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