Matthew C. Halteman, Professor of Philosophy at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, reflects upon God’s abundant love for creation and how veganism can offer an opportunity to model the Judeo-Christian vision of shalom.
Somerset-based animal rights artist, Philip McCulloch-Downs, explains the message behind his powerful and provocative artwork.
Jo-Anne McArthur, award-winning photojournalist, author and the founder of We Animals Media is interviewed on her new book HIDDEN: Animals in the Anthropocene, an unflinching book of photography documenting our relationship with non-human animals in the 21st century.
During Lent, millions of Christians around the world aim to draw closer to the heart of God and celebrate the redemption of the world in Jesus Christ at Easter.
Lent presents an opportunity for introspection, reflection and recapturing a sense of wonder. What better time to discover how faith in Christ shapes our perceptions of animals and how the Gospel message affects all of God’s creatures?
The Revd Jeania Ree V. Moore considers the challenges of the covid-19 pandemic, her journey towards veganism and the spiritual benefits of Lenten fasts.
The Venerable Karen Lund, Archdeacon of Manchester, reflects upon how the wonders of creation can offer a source of spiritual nourishment, both during Lent and in the midst of the covid pandemic.
Veganism, dizzying in the speed of its growth, is now ubiquitous on restaurant menu options, billboards, newspapers and television. The vegan message, with concerns over animal suffering and environmental degradation at its heart, has struck a chord with many Christians. Subsequently, discussions about veganism are becoming more common among people of faith. Whether it be a light-hearted exchange or heated debate, in person or on social media, a question which often arises in conversation is “but didn’t Jesus eat meat?”
For this Lent, the Revd Dr Susan Bubbers encourages us to pause, reflect and consider what we might learn from some of the humblest of God’s creatures.
The Revd Chris Moore recalls the striking results of surveying his fellow ordinands about animal issues whilst at theological college and urges us to include all God’s creatures in the life and mission of the church.
For the Revd Dr Johannes Arens, his relationship with Dolly the collie was vital in helping him face the challenges of lockdown! In this blog, Fr Johannes reflects upon living with Dolly and how such positive encounters can lead to thinking about wider animal issues.