past events : Clergy Cafe: It's Just Food
“As for the wholesome land--its plants come forth by permission of their Lord. Yet as for that land which is befouled--they come forth from it only meagerly. Thus do We transform the signs of God for a people who are thankful. ” ~Quran 7:58
Thursday, January 20, 2011 - Thursday, January 20, 2011
Faith in Place Conference Room
70 E Lake, Suite 920
Thanks to writer Michael Pollan, films like Food, Inc., and programs like Michelle Obama's campaign to eradicate childhood obesity, food is a hot topic! That's why our scholar-in-residence, Dr. Jennifer Ayres of McCormick Seminary, has spent her sabbatical looking at the connections between food, faith and the farm bill.
Come to the Clergy Cafe for a conversation about the possibilities for a just food policy, and to learn about ways in which people of faith are working toward this end. Topics will include an overview of the 2010 Farm Bill (and issues being raised for the 2012 bill), and how this kind of food policy relates to environmental, economic, labor, and hunger issues.
All clergy are welcome, but please let Clare know you're coming and if you have any dietary restrictions, because lunch is provided.