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Shared Wisdom: Nurturing Ecological Faith

On Friday, February 9, the School of Divinity will host a half-day consultation entitled "Shared Wisdom: Nurturing Ecological Faith." The consultation will begin at 2 PM, end at 7 PM, and will include dinner at the School of Divinity. No registration fee is required.

The goal of this consultation is to bring local faith communities and community organizations together in a structured conversation to surface wisdom that our community has gained about "ecological faith." Ecological faith is the embodiment of religious identity that situates itself in relationship not only to God and other persons and communities, but also to God’s creation.

The two questions we'll explore are: what have local faith communities and community organizations learned about doing ministry responsive to ecological faith? And what can our communities learn from one another about this work?

In addition to being in conversation other community members, we'll also invite three additional conversation partners who have done significant work in this area:

-Rev. Heber Brown, Director of the Black Church Food Security Network in Baltimore, MD
-Rev. Anna Woofenden, founding pastor of The Garden Church, Los Angeles, CA
-Dr. Jennifer Ayres, Associate Professor of Religious Education, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and author of Good Food: Grounded Practical Theology.

We envision the following schedule on Friday, February 9:

2:00 PM-2:30 PM: Gather and welcome

2:30-5:00: Community conversation about ecological faith

5:00-5:30: Break for dinner

5:30-7:00: Summary conversation with Rev. Anna Woofenden (Garden Church), Rev. Heber Brown (Black Church Food Security Network), and Dr. Jennifer Ayres (Candler School of Theology, Emory University)

Please RSVP for this event.

And please send along this invitation to others in your community or elsewhere whom you think might be interested in this event.

Friday, February 9, 2018 at 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Wingate Hall, Lower Auditorium
1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Event Type

Religious Observance, Special Events, Workshop


School of Divinity, The Collaborative for Public Religious Leadership

Target Audience

Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students, Prospective Students





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John Senior, Director of the Art of Ministry and Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and Religious Leadership

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