Now available: Presentations from Faith, Food & the Environment symposium

By Catholic Rural Life on November 12, 2014

Ethical Food and Agriculture

Now available: Presentations from Faith, Food & the Environment symposium


Over 70 representatives from agricultural groups, agribusiness, environmental studies and academia, including theology, gathered this past week on the campus of the University of St. Thomas for the Faith, Food & Environment symposium.

Participants came to St. Paul, Minn., for a three-day gathering to address some of the pressing challenges facing agriculture, such as conserving the natural resource base and preparing to feed an ever-larger world population.

The symposium featured presentations from scholars, religious figures, and leaders of national farm groups. The outcomes from this symposium, plus another one planned for next year in Milan, Italy, will serve as the basis for a comprehensive reflection on the vocation of agriculture.

Along with this reflection will be a set of practical resources that Catholic Rural Life is developing in partnership with the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace to inform the next generation of food and agriculture leaders how religious faith connects with their work.

Visit our dedicated Symposium website at

There you will find more information about the symposium, including:


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