College Chapel: Sustainability & Spiritual Practice
A Diversity of Belief and Practice
Thursday 9:50 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Speaker: Anna Lappé – Author and Sustainable Food Advocate
Music: Alana Read ’11, piano
Join us this Thursday in Whitley Auditorium for College Chapel. This semester we will be learning about the religious and nonreligious diversity that is part of our Elon community. We will hear from religious leaders, faculty and students about the different beliefs that shape our university and how students practice and participate in their respective faith traditions.
About College Chapel
Thursday Chapel is a time and space to take a break from the busyness of the week and refresh the spirit. It is not a “worship service,” rather a time of reflection offered by a member of the Elon community or guest speaker. Music is provided each week by students and faculty from the Music department. Refreshments will be served following Chapel. All are welcome!
About our speaker:
Anna Lappé is a national bestselling author and sought-after public speaker, respected for
her work on sustainability, food politics, globalization, and social change. Named one of Time’s “eco” Who’s-Who, Anna is a founding principal of the Small Planet Institute and the Small Planet Fund.
With her mother Frances Moore Lappé, Anna co-founded the Cambridge-based Small Planet Institute, an international network for research and popular education about the root causes of hunger and poverty. The Lappés are also co-founders of the Small Planet Fund, which has raised more than $750,000 for democratic social movements worldwide, two of which have won the Nobel Peace Prize since the Fund’s founding in 2002.
Anna’s writing has been published in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, and Canada’s Globe and Mail. Anna is also a contributing author to Food Inc., WorldChanging: A User’s Guide to the 21st Century, and Feeding the Future: How the Battle over Food Will Change Your Life, among other books. She has been featured in The New York Times, Gourmet, O:The Oprah Magazine, Domino, Food & Wine, Body + Soul, Natural Health, and Vibe, among many other publications and appears frequently on television, from PBS and FoxNews to the CBC in Canada.