March 22nd, 2013 | News
Monday April 1
“Food – food access, food quality, food production – is one of the defining issues of this generation.” Forsyth County ranks as one of the highest for childhood hunger in the nation and the causes and consequences are complex – hunger needs to be addressed through the lens of every discipline. Speakers will share about opportunities for engaging students to think critically about hunger and initiate action to bring about change.
Dr. Mark Jensen, Associate Professor, School of Divinity, and his colleagues, noting the rise of food-related challenges such as hunger, obesity, food access, and ecological damage from agriculture, established the Food, Faith and Religious Leadership Initiative to equip leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead their congregations and communities around food issues. Together with Dr. Sara Quandt he teaches “Faith, Food Justice and Local Communities.”