Bahnson to lead morning workshops at the Wild Goose Festival

Author, eco-theologian, and Director of the School of Divinity’s Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative Fred Bahnson will be a featured guest speaker at this year’s Wild Goose Festival being held August 8 – 11 in Hot Springs, NC. This year’s festival will engage questions surrounding the care of creation and each morning Bahnson will be speaking on food, justice, and sustainability. To find out more about the festival and its remarkable lineup of musicians and speakers, visit

Bahnson is the author of the forthcoming Soil & Sacrament: Food, Faith, and Growing Heaven on Earth (Simon & Schuster, Aug. 2013) and co-author of Making Peace with the Land (InterVarsity Press, 2012). He holds a masters in theological studies from Duke Divinity School. After being drawn to the agrarian life while serving as a peaceworker among Mayan coffee farmers in Chiapas, Mexico, he returned to the U.S. and in 2005 co-founded Anathoth Community Garden, a church-supported agriculture ministry in Cedar Grove, NC which he then directed until 2009. He joined the faculty of the School of Divinity in 2012. For more information about the Food, Faith, and Religious Leadership Initiative, please visit the Initiative’s homepage at

You can hear from Bahnson now by watching his recent TEDxManhattan talk on “Changing the Way We Eat.”


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