Thousands of Christians in the UK are eager to explore animals issues as prime faith issues!
Reaching out to equip and support Christians to engage theologically and practically with animal issues within the Christian life is a central aspect of our work.
If your church or community would welcome the opportunity of exploring animals and animal issues from a distinctively Christian standpoint, we would love to hear from you!
What can I expect?
- Various presentation types and lengths including church sermons and formal lectures
- Optional Q&A session
- Group workshops available on request
- Resources stall
What topics do we cover?
- Jesus Christ and animals
- Biblical insights
- The life and work of Christian Saints
- Christian tradition and animals
- Contemporary Christian perceptions
What are people saying about our presentations?
“An engaging presentation which was both memorable and eye opening. I would highly recommend a Sarx speaker to any Christian community looking to explore the much overlooked but important issue of Animal Theology. The message of Sarx is unique yet very much deserves the attention of today’s Church.”
The Revd Steve Chalke MBE (Founder of Oasis & Stop The Traffik, Senior Minister and United Nations Special Advisor)
“Our Sarx speaker gave a great talk here which was informative and imaginative. He opened people’s minds to the God-given wonder of creation and encouraged us to think much more carefully about how we care for animals as part of that divine gift.”
The Revd Dr Martin Thomas (Team Rector, Catford and Downham Team Ministry, Diocese of Southwark)
“A very helpful sermon from our Sarx speaker at today’s Harvest Festival. The focus on animal theology – too often ignored in our churches – was illuminating and firmly grounded in Scripture. The wholeness of creation was a key theme underlining the talk, and the reflections on what ‘having dominion’ really means were insightful and thought-provoking.”
The Revd Neil Summers (Team Vicar at St. John the Divine, Richmond)
“A theologically sound and thought-provoking sermon on the biblical understanding of animals, keeping people’s attention and deepening their understanding of and empathy for God’s creation. In a congregation with both vegans and livestock farmers it was challenging to all but offensive to none – a difficult balance to achieve!”
The Revd John Ryder (Vicar at All Saints Godshill, Isle of Wight)
“Our Sarx speaker preached and also spoke at a Q&A session afterwards for us. He made his case on behalf of animals passionately and rationally, both from a biblical and theological perspective – with gentleness and without rancour.
The Revd Alan Sykes (Acting Rector at St. Mary Magdalene, Richmond)
“We were pleased to welcome a Sarx speaker as our guest preacher at Croydon Minster. He presented a clear and well-structured theology of creation. His stimulating sermon encouraged us to reflect on the interconnectedness of all creation and how all living and breathing things stand before God. His affirming words have helped to enliven our thinking and conversations in the parish on this important subject. People are still talking about it.”
The Revd Lee Taylor (Associate Vicar, Croydon Minster)
We do not charge a speaker’s fee however, as a registered charity, we welcome travel expenses and donations.
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