Author and Activist Sara Miles to Speak March 19 and 20

Published: March 11, 2014

(Winston-Salem, N.C., March 11, 2014) – Author and activist Sara Miles will give public lectures on Wednesday, March 19 in Winston-Salem, NC and Thursday, March 20 in Asheville. Both events are free and open to the public. A limited number of books will be available for purchase.

On Wednesday, March 19, Miles will give a talk titled, “Communion at the Corner Store: Eating in the City of God,” where she will explore hunger, appetite and communion in an unsentimental exploration of what it really means to eat with strangers in the holy, dirty, transnational cities of God. The talk will begin promptly at 5:00pm in Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University.

Miles’ lecture is part of an all-day conference on March 19 – “Half the Sky, Half the Earth: A Conference on Women, Food, and Faith” – sponsored by the Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative of the School of Divinity. Learn more and register today at

The following day, on Thursday, March 20, Miles will discuss and read from her latest book, City of God: Faith in the Streets. The event will take place at 7:00pm in the Church and College Chapel on the campus of Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC (701 Warren Wilson Road), and is sponsored by the School of Divinity’s Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative in partnership with the Wild Goose Festival and Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church.

Sara Miles is the founder and director of The Food Pantry, and serves as Director of Ministry at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Her books include Jesus Freak: Feeding Healing Raising the Dead, Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion, and released earlier this month, City of God: Faith in the Streets. She speaks, preaches and leads workshops around the country, and her writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, and on National Public Radio.

Read more about Sara Miles on her website at


About the Wake Forest University School of Divinity: The Wake Forest University School of Divinity is a young and dynamic theological institution that prepares men and women to be religious leaders in a changing world. The School currently offers the Master of Divinity degree and several dual degrees in law, bioethics, and counseling offered jointly with other schools of the University. Through imaginative courses and diverse programs of community engagement, students are equipped to be agents of justice, reconciliation, and compassion in Christian churches and other ministries.

About the Wild Goose Festival: The Wild Goose Festival is a community at the intersection of spirituality, justice, music, and the arts which gathers annually in Hot Springs, NC. The 2014 festival will take place on June 26-29 at the Hot Springs Resort and Spa. Sara Miles will be a featured speaker at the event.

About Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church: Located in the heart of the Warren Wilson College campus, Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church is an open and welcoming faith community for all who seek one.




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