Leadership and Multifaith Program Symposium
Leadership and Multifaith Program Symposium
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ItemFood, Farming, and Faith: A LAMP Symposium on Growing Community - Panel 1(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-03-01) AbuLughod, Amirah ; DiSalvo, Carl ; Goldstein, Mindy ; Leavey, Jennifer Kraft ; Nuri, K. Rashid ; Stucky, Nathan ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts ; Emory University ; Candler School of Theology ; Princeton Theological Seminary ; Stony Point Center (Stony Point, N.Y.) ; The Urban Honeybee Project ; Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture ; Turner Environmental Law ClinicAmirah AbuLughod - TITLE: "Building Communities, Engaging Faith, and Cultivating Nonviolence". Stony Point Center is a conference center that is also home to a multifaith intentional community, called The Community of Living Traditions (CLT). The mission and work of the CLT is to practice hospitality, engage faith, and cultivate nonviolence and justice in the world. The vision towards a more holistic experience as a conference center and community includes the Stony Point Center Farm, a small-scale farm run on regenerative and sustainable agricultural practices with an intention towards utilizing the space as a teaching resource to nurture the connection between faith, food, and justice. The setting run by members of a multi-faith intentional community lends itself to dynamic earthcare teachings, farming practices that actively weave together religious traditions, sustainability, and experiential learning. Stories and reflections from a Muslim farm apprentices’ experience will give you a glimpse at what it is like to fast during the month of Ramadan while farming the land, what a farm crew of Muslims, Jews, and Christians looks like and how those relationships have deepened religious convictions and broadened thoughts on sustainable agriculture.
ItemEvolution and Faith: What Is at Stake?(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-03-29) Haught, John F. ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts ; Emory University ; Candler School of Theology ; Georgetown UniversityDarwinian theory seems to challenge religious trust in a providential God who purposefully creates, influences and eternally cares for the world. Traditional Christian thought had no knowledge of biological evolution, although theologians were certainly aware of the suffering of humans and other living beings. Evolutionary science vastly extends the story of life and life's suffering (and creativity as well) beyond those of traditional theological awareness. After Darwin can we come to an understanding of God that is both consistent with biblical faith and at the same time fully open to the findings of evolutionary biology?
ItemCan We Eat Enough?(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-03-01) Crane, Jonathan K. ; Royster, Jacqueline J. ; Love, Jan ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts ; Candler School of Theology ; Emory UniversityIn this age of maladaptive eating, deprivation, malnutrition and excess are common experiences. In profound ways, we are eating ourselves to death. Some point to structural issues or certain industries as the culprit, while others identify manufactured foodstuffs as the ultimate cause. Others focus more on our wallets, encouraging us to consider labor, environmental or animal welfare issues, for example, when purchasing food; or they urge us to buy into a diet that is backed by smiling celebrities and supposed scientific claims. Such efforts orient our attention to laws, foodstuffs and brand allegiance, that is, to things external to us. While helpful, a different approach that reclaims persons as eaters and attends to internal cues may be more beneficial. Resources for this counter‐cultural perspective are as old and as sophisticated as our religions and philosophies, and as intimate as our bodies. Appreciating ourselves as eaters of the world may very well be a powerful start to learning how to eat and eat—just—enough.
ItemHow the Legal Power of Protecting Rights Expands the Marketplace(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-02-06) Allard, Silas ; Kayongo, Derreck ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts ; Candler School of Theology ; Emory University. Center for the Study of Law and Religion ; National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc.The 2017 LAMP symposium aims to raise public awareness and provide resources for students, faculty, religious congregations, and community leaders in Atlanta who work with immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers or care about issues of global migration. In keeping with the LAMP vision to promote multifaith understanding in a religiously plural society, speakers and workshop leaders will address questions of migration from a variety of perspectives, including legal advocacy, spiritual care, education, interfaith action, and community organizing. By highlighting action steps and opportunities for partnership, this third annual LAMP symposium aims to work across religious and academic boundaries to promote strong communities, a vibrant nation, and a peaceful and prosperous world.
ItemFood, Farming, and Faith: A LAMP Symposium on Growing Community - Panel 2(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-03-01) Allen, Sumayya ; Ayres, Jennifer R. ; Crane, Jonathan K. ; Parajuli, Pramod ; Smith, Jenny Leigh ; Winders, William P. ; Wright, Jacob L. ; Georgia Institute of Technology. Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts ; Emory University ; Candler School of Theology ; Prescott CollegeSumayya Allen - TITLE: "Connecting Food and Stewardship in Islam". This presentation will focus on the Islamic concept of stewardship (khalifa) and how it pertains to caring for our environment and all of creation. Connecting to our place is where we begin to understand how this principle translates to our own lives. One way in which we can better connect to our place is by learning where our food comes from, how to grow our own, and the blessings that come from cultivating the land and feeding others. Community agriculture projects are perfect sites for not only bringing people together (of all faiths, cultures, and generations), but also serve to remind us of our human tie and dependency on the earth. Such projects can be catalysts for helping us to recognize and reestablish our roles as earth stewards.