Cultivating Food Justice in Christian Community

October 11, 2023
November 15, 2023

About the Course

October 11, 2023
November 15, 2023
Weekly Live Class:
Wednesdays at 1:30-3:00pm ET
Online Class recordings will be posted the following day.

Course Description

This course looks at food as an opening through which we can understand faith in incarnational and joyful terms, and as a rooted space where we can partner with others to seek justice. Focusing on Gospel narratives of Jesus’ life with food alongside more recent liberation and decolonial movements, we will explore how following the example of Jesus in the contemporary world can take shape through the efforts of food justice. We will also engage in a variety of mapping exercises and practices that will assist us in understanding our own contexts. Throughout we will seek to discern where we can plant and nurture the seeds of love and justice in our communities and places.

Course Outline

  • Week 1: Getting Grounded: Connecting with Justice and Joy in the Garden
  • Week 2: Seeing Food Justice: Food Systems and Cooperative Discipleship
  • Week 3: Judging Prophetically: Case Study—Land Reform in El Salvador
  • Week 4: Acting Cooperatively: Decolonial Discipleship Efforts in Food Justice
  • Week 5: Wrestling with Power Dynamics in Hospitality: Included into What?
  • Week 6: Discerning Where to Grow in Relationship

Required Text

(Please purchase these before the course other readings will be available online):

  • The Green Good News: Christ's Path to Sustainable and Joyful Life by T. Wilson Dickinson, ISBN 1532681836

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Course Instructors

Wilson Dickinson