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Faith and Food webinar series

The Sisters of Charity of New York and the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, at their joint assembly in April, decided to continue their commitment to Laudato Sì with a special emphasis on Food Justice.

We invite you to the final talk in a four-part series: “Community Supported Agriculture: Relationship with the Land, Food, and People” with David Hambleton on Monday, Dec. 4, 6-7:30 p.m. EST.

Director and farmer of Sisters Hill Farm in Stanfordville, New York, David Hambleton has created a flourishing CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) in northeast Dutchess County. Hired in 1999 by the Sisters of Charity of New York to develop a CSA from scratch, Farmer Dave is known for mentoring the next generation of sustainable farmers, developing scale appropriate tools and systems, and his carpentry and cabinet making skills.

At the appropriate time, click on this link to join the meeting.

Zoom Meeting ID: 870 2511 4907 Passcode: R2PatR

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Recordings of the first three sessions of “Food and Faith” are also available on YouTube.

Session 1: “Faith and Food with Jim Ennis,” executive director of Catholic Rural Life. Jim discusses moral and spiritual issues around the production of food and presents tools for advocacy for the Farm Bill. Watch

Session 2: “Foodprint and the Spirituality of Food” with Kelly Moltzen. Watch

Kelly will help us will help us explore the spirituality of food and the impact our “foodprint”–the choices we make about what and how we eat–has on our relationship with the wider Earth Community. Kelly is co-convener of the Interfaith Public Health Network and a program manager at the Institute for Family Health with the Bronx Health REACH initiative.

Session 3: “The Contribution of Plant Based Eating to Greater Food Justice” with Dr. Mary McGann, RSCJ. Watch

Dr. Mary E. McGann, RSCJ, is adjunct associate professor of liturgical studies at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University and the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California. She is the author of “The Meal That Reconnects: Eucharistic Eating and the Global Food Crisis” (Liturgical Press, 2020).

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