In what ways do we hold food sacred or significant in our lives? Food is the center of many spiritual practices in faith traditions and belief systems. We fast during Lent, Ramadan, Ekadashi, and Yom Kippur; we abstain from eating food that is not prepared using Kosher practices or meat that is not Halal; we are required to feed the poor and hungry and care for the land where food originates. Something in our faith traditions or worldviews compels us to think deeply about what is the nourishment we enjoy, where it came from, and how we can sustain it. Join us for an interfaith conversation on the intersection of food and faith.
Join us in listening to Dr. Hisham Moharram from The Good Tree, Inc. as he shares his perspective on how he holds food sacred. The evening will be facilitated by Rev. Nurya Love Parish, co-founder of Plainsong Farm & Ministry in Rockford. Offering reflections on how they hold food sacred will also be Lisa M. Rose, author and member of Temple Emmanuel, and Inderjit Moondra, a member of the West Michigan Sikh Community. Erin Skidmore of Access West Michigan will be closing the evening with a contemplative reflection.
In 2012, Tuesday Tabletalk hosted its first interfaith dinner conversation. This event was a response to the Year of Interfaith Understanding declared by former Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell as a year-long effort to cultivate community interest and engagement of all faith traditions in West Michigan. Tuesday Tabletalk is a collaboration between Dominican Center at Marywood and Kaufman Interfaith Institute.
This is program is collaboratively coordinated by Plainsong Farm & Ministry, Access of West Michigan, Kaufman Interfaith Institute, and Dominican Center at Marywood.
Cost: $25 / Students; $10 (use code "StudentTabletalk" for this price), includes vegetarian meal.