The Spirit of Soul Food, with Christopher Carter

Sam Mickey

This week’s episode of spotlights features Rev. Dr. Christopher Carter, an Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego and a commissioned Elder within the United Methodist Church. Reflecting on his new book, The Spirit of Soul Food: Race, Faith, & Food Justice (University of Illinois Press, 2021), he discusses the profound importance of subverting industrial agriculture and creating food sovereign communities. He talks about soul food, the history of agriculture in the United States, the Transatlantic slave trade, environmental racism, food justice, vegetarianism and veganism, and the religious and cultural dimensions of food.

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