The COMPAS Program on Religion and the Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation presents "Food Pyramid Scheme" by Christopher Carter
Food Pyramid Scheme explores the structural inequalities that exist in the domestic food system for both producers and consumers, paying particular attention to the underlying sociological and theological assumptions that permit the current food system, whose shortcomings disproportionately affect communities of color, to viewed as normative. Carter will offer three theologically grounded food practices that seek to reduce our complicity in the current food system.
Christopher Carter is Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego. Christopher Carter’s teaching and research focuses on philosophical and theological ethics, Black and Womanist theological ethics, environmental ethics, and animals and religion. He approaches religious studies as a liberation ethicist committed to exploring how the moral economy of U.S. religious thought and culture impact the everyday lives of marginalized populations, particularly African American and Latino/a communities. He is active in the leadership of the American Academy of Religion where he serves as a steering committee member of both the Religion and Ecology and the Animals and Religion Group. Professor Carter is also a pastor within the United Methodist Church and currently serves as an assistant pastor at Pacific Beach United Methodist Church.
This event is co-sponsored by the Methodist Theological Seminary in Ohio (MTSO) and the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR).