The Spirituality of Stewardship, Sustainability, and Food

Lecture "Eating as a Spiritual Act" by Norman Wirzba, Ph.D., followed by panel discussion  
Collaboration with the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts and Shrimp Boat Projects

Norman Wirzba, Research Professor of Theology, Ecology and Rural Life at Duke University’s Divinity School will share his insights on the value and consequence of a spiritual connection to our natural resources in a lecture titled, “Eating as a Spiritual Act.” Dr. Wirzba’s current research is focused on eating as a spiritual discipline, theological reflection as informed by place, and agrarianism as a viable and comprehensive cultural force.  He is the author of several books including Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating, published in 2011. Dr. Wirzba will be joined by a panel of dedicated land stewards from around Texas to discuss their relationships to the land and the ethics that guide these relationships, namely Darwin Nelson, J. David Bamberger, and Rev. Jeremy Rutledge. Following the program, a reception on the plaza will feature foods from local farms and an exhibit of local stewardship efforts.

Saturday, March 10, 2012
1:00 PM

Learn about the spiritual act of eating.