JustShare is a coalition of churches and charities committed to promoting a just share of the world’s resources for all.
We do this through free public debates, seminars, lectures and other events aiming to engage specifically with the City of London on issues of global development and justice, and to encourage positive action in response. Learn more here.
Is it safe to drink the water? Healthy humans and water justice
15th March 2017
St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside
Our speakers included Professor Hugh Montgomery and Dr Lee Hooper. Chaired by Christine Hancock.
6:05pm, Tuesday 4th April 2017 at St Mary-le-Bow Church, Cheapside
Please join us for a Christian Social and Political Thought lecture by Dr David Grumett from the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh.
Food is a growing issue in the public mind and Christian theology has more to say about it than may be realized. In scripture and church tradition, fasting and abstinence have brought people together and helped to conserve and distribute scarce resources, especially during Lent. By reconnecting with these traditions, Christians may develop an informed ethical response to food production and usage of value in itself but also, by connecting with a concern of daily life, for mission.
Abstinence and justice: food in Christian tradition
Dr David Grumett is Lecturer in Christian Ethics and Practical Theology at the University of Edinburgh. He is author of Theology on the Menu: Asceticism, Meat and Christian Diet (Routledge 2010) and of many other articles and chapters on food and Christian faith. He is the ethicist on the Farm Animal Welfare Committee, which advises UK governments on the welfare of farmed animals.