At Risk: Our Food, Our Water, Ourselves Wins Top Award of Excellence

May 4, 2015

The Fall 2014 Reflections, At Risk: Our Food, Our Water, Ourselves, Yale Divinity School’s journal of theological and ethical inquiry, won the Associated Church Press Award of Excellence (first place) for “Reporting and Writing - Theme Issue, Section or Series - Journal” for the year 2014.

As the leading organization for publications, writers, and editors associated with theological schools, denominations, and other religious organizations, the Associated Church Press sponsors the annual awards. Reflections also won Award of Merit “General Excellence - Best in Class - Print/Journal” (second place). In the category of “Theological or Scholarly Article,” Jennifer A. Herdt and Robert Herdt won Honorable Mention for “The Feeding of the 12 Billion” in the Fall 2014 issue. Reflections editor Ray Waddle also won Award of Merit for non-fiction book–Undistorted God: Reclaiming Faith Despite the Cultural Noise.

The Associated Church Press announced the full list of awards in May 2015 in Toronto.

The awards come as Yale Divinity School completes a year-long series of events and programs tied to “Building Sustainable Communities.”  Events included Nourish New Haven, the annual food justice and sustainability conference with greater Yale and New Haven partners, Living Cosmology: Christian Responses to Journey of the Universe with The Forum on Religion and Ecology, Sara Miles’ visit and the all-school book Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion, and Norman Wirzba’s return to YDS and talk–Why Theological Education Needs Ecology. The year also included the first cohort of students participating in Ministry for the Earth Community, created by YDS Sustainability and The Forum on Religion and Ecology with Mary Evelyn Tucker, The Reverend Stephanie Johnson, James Jenkins, and Rachel Field.

Professors Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim also organized a Yale University panel “Pope Francis and the Environment: Why His New Climate Encyclical Matters.” Tucker interviewed His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje after his Chubb Lecture–“Compassion in Action: Buddhism and the Environment.”

Reflections back-issue orders are available through the Yale Divinity School Student Book SupplySubscribe here to future issues for free.

Here are direct links to the articles in the Fall 2014 issue.

  Article Author
  Toward a Divine Diet Bruce Friedrich
  Reunion Caitlin Kenzie Scott
  Hustle and Flow: New Threats to Water Ray Waddle
  Cooking Catalogue Jill Breckenridge
  Back to the Garden: A New Asceticism Fred Bahnson
  Wisdom on the Ground John O’Sullivan
  Rousing Us From Inattention Christopher Fici
  Worrying About the Food Movement Willis Jenkins
  Eating Food and Justice Christopher Carter
  God and Nature, Then and Now Joel Baden
  Ancient Voices Speak to an Ecological Future Mary Evelyn Tucker
  Water Gone Bad Karen Schneider
  What is to be Done? Christiana Z. Peppard
  Like Ghosts of Eagles Robert Francis
  Message in a Bottle Christiana Z. Peppard
  “Water for Life”: A World Ethic Emerging Ray Waddle
  A New Scourge: Unhealthy Diets An Interview with Olivier De Schutter
  Thoughts Beyond the Pail: A Farm Life Robin Verson
  Let Us Keep the Feast, then Keep Going James Jenkins
  Delicious Revolution: An Interview With Alice Waters  
  Potatoes Kathryn Stripling Byer
  The Feeding of the 12 Billion Robert W. Herdt
  Divine Possibility: Ending Hunger by 2030 Derick Dailey
  God the Gardener Norman Wirzba
  Enviable Robert France
  New Alliances of Science and Spirit Gregory E. Sterling
  Yale Divinity Farm: A Story About Starting Andrew K. Barnett
  Small Enough to Manage, Big Enough to Matter Andrew K. Barnett
  Give Us Bread Sara Miles
  From the Dean Gregory E. Sterling