Loyola University Maryland welcomes Sr. Miriam Therese MacGillis, O.P., co-founder of the Genesis Farm and member of the Dominican Sisters of Caldwell, N.J., to present “Laying the Foundations of an Ecological Future: New Cosmology; New Perspectives” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, in McGuire Hall on the University’s North Charles Street campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Sr. MacGillis will discuss the theology behind the relationships communities have with their food sources and how those relationships affect the health of communities and the earth. She’ll draw from more than 30 years of experience presiding over Genesis Farm, where community-supported agriculture has allowed nearly 300 families to become shareholders in the farm’s economic base.
After Sr. MacGillis’ presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with local groups that participate in and advocate for sustainable food production.
Sr. MacGillis received her master’s degree in art from the University of Notre Dame and has taught art at the high school and college levels. In 1973, she became coordinator of Peace and Justice Education for the Newark Archdiocese. In 2005, she received the Thomas Berry Award from the Center for Respect for Life and the Environment, and in 2007 she was named among the world’s top 15 green religious leaders by Grist magazine.
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