The Theological Commons at MTSO and Life Around the Table are presenting a two-part special online event around the intersection of food and faith Nov. 5 and 6.
A training session will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 5 for those interested in facilitating Eating Together Faithfully groups among their families, friends, congregations and communities. Eating Together Faithfully is a unique interactive framework for conversation that leads groups through a journey of exploring what it means to eat with God’s intentions for all creation in mind. It engages participants in the study and practice of a way of living based on food that LAUGHS: local, affordable, uncomplicated, good, healthy and seasonal.
The Nov. 5 training is $25 per person. Students and employees of MTSO may participate at no cost.
At 10 a.m. Nov. 6, Rev. Dr. Heber Brown III and representatives of MTSO and the school’s Community Food and Wellness Initiative will lead a two-hour workshop. Brown’s presentation, “On Higher Ground: Ministries of Food Sovereignty in African American Christian Traditions,” will explore the history of select Black religious communities from the 20th century that found viable ministry at the intersection of race, faith and food sovereignty. Brown is senior pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland, and the founder and executive director of the Black Church Food Security Network, a coalition of African-American churches across the country. The workshop is free to all.
Registration for both days is here.
Life Around the Table equips Christian communities to participate in the flourishing of all creation by cultivating practices of faithful eating and Sabbath delight. Its two core ministries are Eating Together Faithfully and Sabbath Life, which focus on fostering robust conversation around food and faith and encouraging practices of Sabbath delight in daily life.
Methodist Theological School in Ohio provides theological education and leadership in pursuit of a just, sustainable and generative world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master’s degrees in counseling, practical theology, social justice and theological studies, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree.
Danny Russell, communications director