Posted on January 10, 2011 - by

An Ethical Act

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I recently watched this video of Norman Wirzba speaking about meditations on food and faith. Norman is a professor of theology, ecology, and rural life at Duke Divinity School. His insights are so profound to me that I wanted to share this with the FRESH community. Norman has a new book coming out in May called “Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating,” put out by Cambridge University Press.

My favorite quotes from the video:

“Ethical eating asks the question, how can we honor the creatures, the life forms that we ingest?”
“Every time you eat, you give expression to what you think the world ought to be.”
“If you believe in a creator God, then you also have to believe that the world that we live in is a gift. How do you learn to receive a gift? Because a gift is very different from a commodity.”

-Jamie, FRESH’s Community and Faith Outreach Coordinator
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