The Rt Revd John Arnold, Roman Catholic Bishop of Salford, addresses the Creature Conference on how Pope Francis’s encyclical letter Laudato Si has triggered new, pioneering thinking in regards to animals and animal issues. Continue Reading →
In his keynote address at the 2017 Creature Conference, David Clough, Professor of Theological Ethics at the University of Chester, argues that concern for animals is a fundamental aspect of Christian discipleship.
Dr Matthew Eaton, lecturer in theology and philosophy at St John’s University, New York and Sacred Heart University, Connecticut, explores the deep emotional and spiritual bonds between humans and companion animals. Continue Reading →
Dr Alma Massaro author, lecturer on animal ethics and member of the Italian Study Center for Christian Vegetarians (CSCV) speaks on whether animals have souls, challenging barriers to peaceable human-animal relationships and how to view animals through innocent eyes. Continue Reading →
Matthew H. Bevere, Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Ashland Seminary in Ohio, explains how God’s covenantal relationship extends to all creation and why compassionate eating should be a prime concern for all Christians. Continue Reading →
Dr Joyce D’Silva, public speaker, author, ambassador and former chief executive of Compassion in World Farming explores the pro-animal voices found within various faith traditions and challenges Christian leaders to speak out so that the current world of animal exploitation can start to be replaced with one of respect and compassion. Continue Reading →
Author and lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, Dr David Grumett, discusses the distinctively Christian approach to food, the example of Christ in challenging social norms and how Christians might example responsible food production as part of their Gospel witness to wider society.
Dr. Steve McMullen, Assistant Professor at Hope College, Michigan, is interviewed on his new book Animals and the Economy and discusses his Christian faith, animal ethics and how to utilise our power as consumers to bring about change in favour of animals.
Professor Donovan Schaefer, lecturer at Oxford University, is interviewed on his new book Religious Affects. He discusses how a positive understanding of animals can help us live out Christian values and that being attentive to the well-being of others, humans and animals alike, should be taken seriously as part of the everyday practice of living a life of compassion. Continue Reading →