Bread in the Wilderness 2016 summer seminar on food, faith, and ecological well-being
About Her Experience:
Bread in the Wilderness was invaluable. Not only as I work to develop a Food and Faith effort at my home church in Washington, DC, but also in better understanding the critical role faith communities can – and should – play in the national movement to change the way we grow and consume food.
It was the perfect combination of relevant bible teaching with engaging discussion, hands-on workshops that brought the work to life, and perhaps above all else, intentional moments to be in community with others equally as passionate about our food system and the environment.
I left energized about my own journey, but also with a much greater understanding of the God-led passion that is driving so many incredible efforts across the country that together will produce real change.
Stacy Molander, Chief Partner Officer, Partnership for a Healthier America
Partnership for a Healthier America works to ensure the health of our nation’s youth. Among its leadership is First Lady Michelle Obama.
The Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative at Wake Forest University School of Divinity seeks to renew theological education for the 21st century by equipping religious leaders with the knowledge, skills, and pastoral habits necessary to guide congregations and other faith-based organizations into creating more redemptive food systems, where God’s shalom becomes visible for a hungry world.
We live in an age when we can no longer ignore the ecological context in which all our personal and social actions play out. For people of faith in search of wisdom with which to respond to our current “ecology of injustice,” these annual courses offer knowledge, tools, and disciplines to help us all “seek the peace” of the places in which we dwell.
Whether you are a faith leader or a person who simply wants to go deeper into these issues in your own life, we invite you to partner with us in our work.