On Thursday, December 4, at 7:30 p.m., Willis Jenkins will speak on the ethics of food on the Common Grounds, located at 480 Rugby Road. Jesse Straight of Whiffletree Farm in Warrenton, Virginia, will join him and share about his own work. Several other local producers and artisans will also attend to sell their food, arts, and crafts. The event will aim to teach the practices of ethical shopping in the spirit of the upcoming holiday season. Theological Horizons and the Project on Lived Theology will be sponsoring the salon. The public is invited and admission is free.
Jenkins is an associate professor of religion, ethics, and environment and the director of the graduate program at the University of Virginia, where he also earned his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Prior to joining the U.Va. faculty, Jenkins was an associate professor at Yale Divinity School and has been involved with the Project on Lived Theology since he was a graduate student. He was recently presented with the 2014 American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence for his book, The Future of Ethics: Sustainability, Social Justice, and Religious Creativity (Georgetown University Press, 2013).
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