When I tell church friends that I work in animal theology, I am often met with puzzled looks: ‘Do you mean animals go to heaven?’ Animal theology certainly includes such questions, but has wider concerns: What is animal creation for? To what end did God make them? How are humans supposed to treat them?
How can people fight injustice, save the planet, and fuel their resistance one meal at a time? Renowned animal rights advocate Carol J. Adams and vegan dietitian Virginia Messina explain how in their new book Protest Kitchen.
Professor Karen Swallow Prior explores the depiction of animals within literature and considers how a positive understanding of animals can enrich our own lives as humans.
Thomas Jay Oord, renowned theologian, philosopher and author, reflects upon the iconic verse John 3:16 and the meaning of God’s love for the whole of creation.
Dr. Andrew Root’s search for the canine soul began the day his eight-year-old son led the family in a moving Christian ritual at the burial service for Kirby, their beloved black lab. In the coming weeks, Root found himself wondering: What was this thing we’d experienced with this animal? Why did the loss hurt so poignantly? Why did his son’s act seem so right in its sacramental feel?
Andrew considers these questions in his latest book The Grace of Dogs, a touching and profound exploration of the relationship between human and canine family members.
Following the enormous rise of veganism in the UK, there is no shortage of places to find vegan recipes. The Vegan Society, cookery books, TV programmes, vegan blogs and magazines are all obvious sources of vegan culinary inspiration.
But have you ever thought about asking your local vicar or Christian leader? No? Well, you might just want to think again because, in addition to spiritual advice, these church leaders are able to offer gastronomic tips!
In a culture saturated with rumours, “fake news” and corporate spin, truth has become increasingly elusive and difficult to grasp.
Yet truth is what acclaimed director and writer Chris Delforce has brought to audiences across the world with his highly-anticipated feature-length documentary Dominion (click to view a trailer) which recently held its sold-out UK premiere screening in London.
Years ago, I was with a group for an early American educational weekend. We were to experience part of life as early settlers did, including the making of meals from start to finish. In preparation for supper, our group was told we had to kill a chicken. We were all expected to be there, whether or not we were directly involved in the killing and prepping of the chicken for the evening meal.
In my new book, Burger, released on 8th March, I take a skeptic’s view of the hamburger.
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is raising eyebrows with its new commercial, as Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell portrays a priest hearing the confession of a meat industry marketing executive in a video entitled Redemption.