Church, Place and Agriculture in an Urban World

Posted by on September 10, 2010

Englewood Christian Church (Indianapolis) will be hosting a conference in October that will be of interest to COMFOOD listees of the Christian Faith…

A Rooted People: Church, Place and Agriculture in an Urban World
Friday October 29 and Saturday October 30, 2010
Englewood Christian Church – 57 N Rural St – Indianapolis, IN

Ours is a world in which transportation is becoming extremely costly (as was highlighted by the massive costs of the BP Oil Spill) and yet at the same time is a world that is becoming increasingly urban. Common sense would seem to indicate that these trends will impact in a major way our food systems and the way we eat. Given these factors, what is the church’s redemptive role in caring for the health and wholeness (shalom) of not just humanity, but all creation? Englewood Christian Church has invited several speakers with rich experiences in sustainable agriculture to lead a conversation reflecting on this question and related ones about church, place, food, community and agriculture, and we invite you to join us.

Keynote Speakers:
* Fred Bahnson: Kellogg Fellow, Writer and Co-founder of Anathoth Community Garden
* Claudio Oliver: Pastor and community developer from urban Curitiba, Brazil.
* Martin Price: Former Director of Educational Concerns For Hunger Organization (ECHO)
* Ragan Sutterfield: Arkansas Farmer/Writer, Author of FARMING AS A SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINE

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