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Newbold Diversity Centre Lecture Series: Christianity, Animals and the Environment Crisis

Topic: “Christianity, Animals and the Environment Crisis”

The Newbold Diversity Centre is hosting the first virtual lecture of the 2022 autumn semester. The semester theme is Faith and Environmental Action – Diverse Responses 

Tuesday, February 8 at 7.30 p.m. GMT on Zoom

Click here to register

Speaker Bio:

David Clough is Professor in Theology and Applied Sciences at the University of Aberdeen and a lay preacher in the UK Methodist Church.

He describes his central concern as ‘the place of animals in Christian theology and ethics’.

Educated at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Yale, he has been the President of the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics and is the incoming President of the Society for the Study of Theology. He has served on national ecumenical working groups on the ethics of modern warfare and the theology of climate change.

His ground-breaking two volume work, On Animals: Systematic Theology, 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.”

For many years, David lived next door to Chester Zoo, in North-West England, with his family of five humans, one cat, and three gerbils.

An interactive Q&A will follow the lecture–please note, only registrants to the webinar will be able to submit their questions.

Additional lectures in the series are scheduled:

Tuesday, March 8 – 7:30 PM (GMT)
The Environmental Crisis – Through the eyes of a Christian woman in Africa
Dr Zivayi Nengomasha – Programs and Planning Director, ADRA Africa

Tuesday, April 12 – 7.30 p.m. (GMT)
Life is for Lifestyle – Christian choices that don’t cost the earth
Ruth Valerio -Global Advocacy and Influencing Director for Tearfund

Visit the Newbold Diversity Centre webpage for additional information.



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