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The Challenge of Christian Animal Ethics
- Course Dates: Tue 25 February, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Unfortunately, this course has been cancelled.
The consequences of modern animal agriculture, the environment, and human wellbeing is an increasing public concern.
This study day will explore the Christian basis for concern for the flourishing of fellow animal creatures and the urgent ethical questions that follow for our use of animals for food.
Tutor David Clough is Professor of Theological Ethics at the University of Chester and the author of the landmark two-volume monograph On Animals. He is the Principle Investigator for the Christian Ethics of Farmed Animal Welfare research team, a project that addresses urgent issues that have profound effects on animals, humans, and the wider environment.
Furthermore, he is founder of Creature Kind, a project aimed at ‘engaging churches in new ways of thinking about animals and Christian Faith, with a special focus on farmed animal welfare.’
He is also founder of DefaultVeg, a plant-based recipe service that has a simple goal: ‘make plant-based food the default and give people the choice to opt in for meals with animal products. DefaultVeg meals are inclusive, reduce your carbon footprint, and increase the healthfulness of your meals.’