Austin Interfaith Environmental Network Presents
Our Spring, 2015 Symposium Series Begins March 12th. Join us for this first of four monthly symposiums as we focus on the connections between our food, our faith, and our climate. Kicking us off will be Dr. Molly Jensen, Assistant Professor of Religion at Southwestern University; and Edwin Marty, City of Austin’s new Food Policy Manager.
Dr. Jensen will guide us in making the connections between food, faith and climate as it relates to Lent, a season of prayerful observation preceding Easter. She will include a discussion of Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Native American indigenous traditions in addition to Christianity.
Mr. Edwin Marty will emphasize the food and climate change connection based on his work at the Office of Sustainability.
Feel free to come at 6:30pm (before the symposium begins at 7pm) for a tour of the Third Day Community Garden on the grounds of The Sanctuary – located at 2614 Exposition Blvd., Austin, TX 78703.
IEN’s mission is: “Inspiring and assisting Austin’s religious communities to lead the effort to care for the earth and to transform ways of life that cause climate change.”
For much more about IEN, including beautiful video of our recent Clergy Climate Preach-In 2015, visit http://www.interfaithenvironment.org/.