Willis_JenkinsLECTURE: Willis Jenkins at Vanderbilt – NOV 12th
Willis Jenkins, who has focused a significant portion of his research on how religious communities can put their faith into action to address imminent environmental challenges, will deliver the 2015 Howard L. Harrod Lecture Nov. 12. Jenkins’ talk, “Feast of the Anthropocene: Food and Religion in the Time of Climate Change,” will begin at 7 p.m. in the Vanderbilt Divinity School Reading Room.

Jenkins, an associate professor of religion, ethics and environment at the University of Virginia, is the author of The Future of Ethics: Sustainability, Social Justice, and Religious Creativity (Georgetown 2013). His book received the 2014 American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence.

“My talk will explore why there is such a cultural fascination with food and will suggest how it connects with some of the most overwhelming features of climate change,” Jenkins said. “In particular, I’ll look at how food movements matter for the environmental imagination, what to make of the religious vocabularies they sometimes carry, and whether they confront or avoid questions of political justice.”Read More…