October 12: Book reading Faith and the Land, Malaprops Bookstore,Asheville, 7pm
Norman Wirzba, eco-theologian and Research Professor of Theology, Ecology, and Rural Life at Duke Divinity School, will give a free public lecture. Wirzba will describe how eating, ranging from production to consumption, is a moral and spiritual act, and will suggest ways that we as eaters can help promote a communion of life. Following the lecture Wirzba will be joined by Fred Bahnson, Director of the Food & Faith Initiative, for a Q&A with the audience.
October 13: Food and Faith Seminar, First Baptist Church Asheville
On Saturday Oct.13, Bahnson and Wirzba will lead an in-depth seminar on The Spirituality of Eating. Bahnson and Wirzba will look at a Christian vision of caring for the earth through the way we grow and share food. The workshop will explore scriptural and theological understandings of eating, agriculture, and creation care, and will conclude with a look at current models of church-supported agriculture.
First Baptist Church of Asheville will co-sponsor and host the seminar, which runs from 8:30-5pm. The cost for the Saturday seminar is $45 per person, which includes lunch. To register, complete the form here. For questions, e-mail Fred Bahnson, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 828-553-3564