Students gather in a standing circle on a farm during the summer.
Courtesy of the Food, Health and Ecological Well-Being Program

Food, Health and Ecological Well-Being Program

Wake Forest University School of Divinity
Winston-Salem, NC

The Food, Health and Ecological Well-Being Program at Wake Forest University’s School of Divinity equips religious leaders with the knowledge, skills, and pastoral habits necessary to guide congregations and other faith-based organizations into creating more redemptive food systems—where God’s shalom becomes visible for a hungry world. Led by author and teacher Fred Bahnson, the Program offers inspiring continuing education classes, courses within the Masters of Divinity program, and the Re:Generate Fellowship.

Articles by Fred Bahnson

Church forest in Ethiopia.

The Church Forests of Ethiopia

In this film and essay, Jeremy Seifert and Fred Bahnson travel to Ethiopia to gain a deeper understanding of how our fate is tied with the fate of trees.
Thomas Merton on a road trip in Northern California.

On the Road with Thomas Merton

In May 1968, Christian mystic Thomas Merton undertook a pilgrimage to the American West. Fifty years later, filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and writer Fred Bahnson set out to follow Merton’s path, retracing the monk’s journey across the landscape.
Image of concentric circles on a black background.

The Ecology of Prayer

Fred Bahnson writes of faith, climate change, and finding the courage to turn toward the Anthropocene.

For Something Beautiful

An interview with Fred Bahnson as he journeys across the country to his hometown of Bozeman, Montana where he is at work on a book about contemplative spirituality in the Anthropocene.