Acting for Justice: Sowing Seeds: Prophetic Action to Climate-Changed Lands

Join us on Thursday, April 20, 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT, for a presentation entitled “Sowing Seeds: Prophetic Action to Climate-Changed Lands” by Derrick Weston, Theological Education and Training Coordinator for Creation Justice Ministries.  

Overview: The presentation will highlight the stories of people who are doing work around connecting faith to regenerative agriculture and food insecurity. It will provide theological underpinning to help understand the deep biblical connections between God, land, food, and justice. Finally, the presenter will provide ideas and action steps for faith communities looking to help move us towards a more just food system.

About the speaker: Derrick Weston is a writer, filmmaker, podcaster, speaker, and educator whose most recent work has focused on the intersection of food and faith. He is the co-host of the Food and Faith podcast and producer of Spoon, Spade, and Soul, a podcast highlighting food and land-based ministries in the Episcopal church. Additionally, he is the producer of the short film series “A Wilderness Like Eden” highlighting the work of churches engaged in food justice work. After two decades of being a pastor and community organizer, Derrick is a strong believer in the potential of local congregations to enact change in their communities. Derrick received his B.A. in film studies from the University of Pittsburgh and his Masters of Divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary. He also has a certification in health ministry from Wesleyan Theological Seminary and was a part of the Re:Generate fellowship on food, faith, and ecology through Wake Forest Divinity School. Derrick is the co-author of the book “The Just Kitchen: Invitations to Sustainability, Cooking, Connection, and Celebration” and has written numerous articles for several publications. He and his wife Shannon have four children and live outside of Baltimore, Maryland.