Thu19Nov202010:00am - Zoom - link below
Food, Faith, Ecology: Grounding and Gratitude"
This event is on November 19 at 10:00am Pacific.
In conjunction with the publication of Eco Bible, Vol. 1: An Ecological Commentary on Genesis and Exodus, CIPL is highlighting this webinar from our partner, the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development.
Just one week before the Thanksgiving holiday, we will be exploring an approach to “Holy Eating” from Jewish, Christian, and Muslim perspectives.
Rabbi Yonatan Neril, Founder of the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development, and co-author of the Eco Bible, will be joined by:
Shaykh Mustafa Umar, the president of California Islamic University and the Director of Education and Outreach at the Islamic Institute of Orange County. He has authored several books, served the Muslim community of Southern California as an Imam and activist for over a decade, and currently serves as an executive member of the Fiqh council of North America. He completed a B.S. in Information and Computer Science from UC Irvine, a B.A. in Theology & Islamic Law from the European Institute of Islamic Sciences in France, and an M.A. in Islamic Studies from the University of Gloucestershire in the UK. He also studied the Islamic sciences for a year at Nadwatul ʿUlamā’ in Lucknow, India, spent another year studying in Cairo, Egypt, and completed the traditional iftaa program at Darul Ifta, granting him the traditional title of ‘Mufti’, or specialist in Islamic Law.
Rev. Dr. Jill Crainshaw, Vice Dean for Faculty Development and Academic Initiatives at Wake Forest University School of Divinity, where she also serves as the Blackburn Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology. An ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Crainshaw is a well-known author in her field of liturgical theology, as well as a poet and preacher. Through her writing and teaching, she celebrates life’s seasons and seasonings. She and her two dogs, Bella and Penny, look for poems each day in their backyard. Sometimes Jill writes them down. Dr. Crainshaw’s most recent book, When I in Awesome Wonder: Liturgy Distilled from Daily Life, focuses on the importance of being grounded in God’s wisdom as we discover it in our daily life, work, and play.
Rabbi Bill Kaplan, Executive Director of the Shalom Institute in Malibu, a year-round experiential Jewish and environmental education center and the home of Shemesh Farms, a social enterprise that employs adults with developmental disabilities. Shalom Institute strives to model eco-friendly practices that include solar power and water heating, composting, organic farming and gardening, recycling, water use reduction, recycled plastic furniture, energy efficiency, and much more. Bill is in his 31st year at Shalom Institute and has a BA from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT., an MBA in Non-Profit Management and Jewish Communal Service from American Jewish University, and rabbinical ordination from the Academy For Jewish Religion in Los Angeles. He uses nature, organic gardens, and biblical gardens creatively to teach Torah, Israel, Jewish culture, holidays, and connections between Judaism and ecology in a model he calls “Edible Judaism”.