We are pleased to host Dr. David Clough while he is promoting the second volume of his ground-breaking On Animals, the first volume of which has been called “indisputably the most important and comprehensive theological treatment of animals to have appeared in any language at any time in the Christian tradition.” What can Christianity and its ethical heritage teach us about the plight of animals today? In On Animals Vol 2: Theological Ethics, Dr. Clough examines the human use of animals for food, for clothing, for labour, as research subjects, for sport and entertainment, as pets or companions, and human impacts on wild animals. The result is both a state-of-the-art account of what humans are doing to other animals, and a persuasive argument that Christians in particular have strong faith-based reasons to acknowledge the significance of the issues raised and change their practice in response.
Dr. David Clough is Professor of Theological Ethics in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Chester, and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Animal Welfare at the University of Winchester. He is the Faith in Food Fellow with Farm Forward, and in 2015 he founded Creature Kind, which seeks to equip churches and Christian organizations with the information and tools they need to make the world better for farmed animals.
Animals and Ethics in the 21st Century presents a unique learning opportunity for anyone interested in animal rights and welfare, whether you are new to these issues and full of questions, or an experienced activist or advocate, all are welcome and encouraged to attend! Each speaker will be presenting from their own unique perspective in an effort to create better and more meaningful dialog around the many issues facing non-human animals.
Note: Doors open at 7:00pm. Lecture begins at 7:30pm, with Q&A session afterwards. 9:00pm end time.
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