Open Lecture: Farmed Animal Welfare - what should Christians do?

What does a Christian understanding of farmed animals mean for the practical decisions Christians make about raising and consuming them? In this lecture David Clough argues that Christians have strong faith-based reasons radically to rethink their practice and that theological colleges have an opportunity to lead the way.

David Clough is Professor of Theological Ethics at the University of Chester and Principal Investigator on a three-year AHRC-funded project on the Christian ethics of farmed animal welfare in partnership with major UK churches (http://www1.chester.ac.uk/cefaw). He is founder of CreatureKind (http://becreaturekind.org) and the DefaultVeg project (https://www.defaultveg.org.uk) and author of the ground-breaking work On Animals: Vol. I - Systematic Theology (2012); Vol. II - Theological Ethics (2019)

The lecture is open to all. To book to attend the lecture please email Hayley Edwards at hayley.edwards@rcc.ac.uk. If you would like to arrive for tea at 4pm, attend the lecture and then stay for supper with the students, the cost is £10 and can be booked and paid for through the link below.

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