Professor John Berkman argues that the language of ‘environment’ is problematic in that it presupposes that humanity being at the centre with everything else as a backdrop. He also warns against the evils of factory farming and reveals how Pope Francis’s Laudato Si has encouraged new, positive thinking in regards to environmental and animal issues.
The Rt Revd John Arnold, Roman Catholic Bishop of Salford, speaks on contemporary animal issues and explains how Pope Francis’s encyclical letter Laudato Si has triggered new, pioneering thinking in regards to animals.
Dr Philip J. Sampson FOCAE, writer and lecturer on animals and animal ethics, explores the rich history of Christian concern for animals. He also uncovers many remarkable, pro-animal biblical insights including how Jesus demonstrated love and compassion for all creatures.
Proverbs 12:10 is sometimes, rather blandly, translated ‘The righteous person cares for their animals’. But the literal translation is “The righteous person knows the soul of their animals’!
Dr Ruth Valerio outlines a Biblical understanding of animals and how to take practical steps in support of God’s creatures.
The Revd Steve Chalke MBE, Founder and Leader of Oasis Global and Patron of Sarx discusses why he believes animal concerns, far from being a marginal issue, are integral to Christian discipleship and living a life of justice and compassion.
Brian D. McLaren, prominent Christian pastor, author, activist, speaker and leading figure in the emerging church movement speaks to Sarx about animal theological concern, responsible stewardship and God’s redemptive action within creation.
Dr Tony Campolo speaks with passion and conviction on why animals and animal issues are prime theological concerns and how the work of Christ has cosmic, redemptive consequences for all creation.