Come and join us for wine and cheese (7-7:30pm) followed by a public lecture by David Clough on The Challenges of Christian Animal Ethics (7:30-8:30pm). Question time will follow the lecture (8:30-9pm).
David is Professor of Theological Ethics in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Chester and a preacher. He is also the founder and a co-director of the ‘CreatureKind’ project which focuses on the welfare of farmed animals as a faith issue.
He is the author of a number of books on animal rights and in particular the use of animals for food including his two-volume monograph entitled On Animals Volume 1, Systematic Theology (2011) and On Animals Volume 2, Systematic Theology (2018). He was also co-editor of the collection of essays Creaturely Theology: on God, Humans and other animals (2009). He has written articles on the ethics of the use of animals for food, including Consuming Animal Creatures: The Christian Ethics of Eating Animals (2016) published in Studies in Christian Ethics.
Clough has given a number of keynote speeches, including at the Sarx Creature Conference in March 2017 and has been a participant in many public debates including a debate with Peter Singer on the theology and ethics of the treatment of non-human animals.