2020 Staley Distinguished Christian Lecture

"Eating as an Act of Justice: From Religious Food Ethics to Climate Action"

Matthew Halteman, Ph.D. (Notre Dame) is Professor of Philosophy at Calvin University (Grand Rapids, Michigan) and a Fellow in the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics (UK). Drawing on applied philosophical theology and his enthusiasm for delicious food, Dr. Halteman's lecture will explore how making mindful food choices is a practical and highly effective way to combat climate change. Conscious eating also resonates deeply with the biblical call to seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. The emerging consensus among scientists and ethicists is that shifting to plant-based food systems would not only ameliorate climate change but also improve public health and institute more ethical and efficient agricultural practices.

Dr. Halteman's approach to Christian ethics invites interfaith dialogue and finds points of contact with secular perspectives on ethical eating and climate action.

The Staley Lecture is sponsored by the Chaplains' Office (704-894-2423). This event is free and open to the public. Tickets not required.