Canadian Christian Relief & Development Association

CCRDA Virtual Fall Workshop 2020

Faith, Food & Farming:

Broken systems, the looming food crisis, and why Christians need to care

Keynote Speaker: Norman Wirzba

October 7-8, 2020

Virtual Workshop Schedule in Pacific Time

Speaker/Panelist Descriptions and Bios

The 2020 CCRDA Faith, Food, and Farming Workshop will help you to consider food from a variety of perspectives from mere sustenance to an experience of the sacred, from individual eating habits to larger consumption trends, from domestic challenges of urban food deserts to global suffering and excess, from theological reflection to technical best-practice. The workshop will also examine the role of the Covid-19 pandemic to reveal a broken global food system as well as to exacerbate a looming crisis.

On October 7-8, listen and interact with keynote speaker Norman Wirzba along with other contributors ranging from academics to FAO staff and agriculture practitioners.  You will come away from this workshop challenged personally and professionally, convinced that Christian faith has something significant to say about the way we ought to produce, distribute, and consume food.

Raised on a farm in Southern Alberta, Norman Wirzba went on to study history at the University of Lethbridge, theology at Yale University Divinity School, and philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. Since then he has taught at Saint Thomas More College/University of Saskatchewan, Georgetown College (KY), and Duke University Divinity School. He’s the father of four children and is married to Gretchen Ziegenhals. He has written many books and articles including “Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating”.  Learn more about Norman here.

 

CCRDA Workshop 2020 Registration Form

Explanation of Payment Options Below: Please note that you have to choose your payment type twice in the registration form in order for the re-direct to the secure PayPal site to be initiated. 

  1. Cheque or Credit Card: Choose the drop-down option "Cheque/Call in Card" and call in your credit card to the CCRDA office or mail a cheque to 16 Soper Creek Drive, Bowmanville, ON, L1C 4G1.
  2. PayPal: Choose the drop-down option "PayPal" and you will be re-directed to a PayPal window after you submit the form. Don't have a PayPal account? Use PayPal as a guest.
  3. By Mail: Send payment to CCRDA at 16 Soper Creek Drive, Bowmanville, ON, L1C 4G1.

If you have any questions about the registration process or Workshop schedule please e-mail  or call Joella at 1-289-385-7307 or joellareitsma@ccrda.ca

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