Food, Faith, & the Environment

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Food, Faith & the Environment

In recent years, the health and environmental benefits of local and organic foods have moved onto the centre stage in our concerns. Urban farming and guerilla and community gardening have become popular activities in Toronto.  But does food also help us connect with a deeper sense of community and spirituality?  

  • David Mayberry of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank will highlight the moral and justice implications of food, pointing to how we all must work to protect our food sources and food security, especially with the growing impacts of drought, expanding deserts, and climate change.
  • Risa Alyson Strauss of the Jewish Nature Centre of Canada: Torat HaTeva and the Kavanah Garden will speak on Judaism's deep ecological and agricultural wisdom and the spiritual connection that can be made with the environment by working with the land.
  • Genevieve Anderson coordinates the "Eat, Pray, Share" program with Faith Connections exploring such topics as hospitality, grace, God's presence, fasting, feasting, and Eucharist.

For more information:, 416 593 0906


Bloor Street United Church
300 Bloor St W
Toronto, ON
43° 40' 1.3764" N, 79° 24' 7.326" W
This community event is not affiliated with Faith Connections, but we believe it to be of specific interest to young adults aged 18-39 and with a faith-based or social justice theme. However, we can be mistaken — if you're not sure this event will meet your expectations, please check with the event organizers.