“Food Security and Food Waste: Reflection from Laudato Si and Ecofeminist Perspective” Mary Yuen (Hong Kong)

Mary examines the social phenomenon of food security and food waste and its root causes. She offers theological reflection with insights from Pope Francis’ recent social encyclical Laudato Si' and ecofeminist theology and theories. Pope Francis suggests that together with people’s obligation to use the earth’s goods responsibly, we are called to recognize that other … Continue reading “Food Security and Food Waste: Reflection from Laudato Si and Ecofeminist Perspective” Mary Yuen (Hong Kong)

“Animals as Fellow Creatures of God: Welfare of Farmed Animals Based on Laudato Si’” by Heejung Adele Cho (South Korea-Canada)

Heejung argues that strong faith-based reasons are found in Laudato Si that exhorts Christians to carefully consider consuming animal products derived from the factory farming industry. Pope Francis’ Laudato Si proposes the Franciscan vision in which other creatures of God are our sisters and brothers. The encyclical states: “Every creature is thus the object of … Continue reading “Animals as Fellow Creatures of God: Welfare of Farmed Animals Based on Laudato Si’” by Heejung Adele Cho (South Korea-Canada)

“You Are What You Eat: The Ethics Of Eating Meat And Queer Ecofeminism,” Keynote by Sharon Bong (Malaysia)

Sharon Bong problematizes the conflation of vegetarianism even veganism as a prototypical ecofeminist ethic. In doing so, it aims to uncover the deeper relationality between human and animal that goes beyond the anthropocentrism embedded in Laudato Si (2015) and most feminisms including ecological feminism or ecofeminism. Within a Christian framework, the human created in the … Continue reading “You Are What You Eat: The Ethics Of Eating Meat And Queer Ecofeminism,” Keynote by Sharon Bong (Malaysia)