San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Do you want to explore the Christian approach to animals and their role in our lives?
Do you have a heart for animals and want to put that energy into action?
Do you want to see animal welfare issues on the agenda of your Church or community?
Then this conference is for you!
The Creature Conference brings to you the best of the recent, unprecedented momentum of theological concern for animals. Thousands of Christians in the UK are passionate that animal issues should be on the forefront of the Church’s agenda. This pioneering conference will inform, inspire, and empower Christians to put their convictions into action!
Together with world leading speakers, delegates will have the opportunity to explore animals and animal issues theologically, as well as reflect spiritually upon animal advocacy in Christian daily life.
Those hungry for change will gain the confidence to take action, raise awareness and make tangible differences within their communities.
This will be a unique opportunity to network with people from a range of traditions and backgrounds and to stimulate productive dialogue among Christians throughout the UK and beyond.
We are delighted to announce a line-up of globally renowned speakers who demonstrate both academic excellence and ecumenical unity in treating animals as primary Christian concern:
- Dr Margaret Adam - Theologian, ethicist, author and former lecturer at Loyola University Maryland and the University of Glasgow. Currently Visiting Tutor at St Stephen’s House, University of Oxford.
- The Rt Revd John Arnold - Roman Catholic Bishop of Salford, spokesman on the environment for the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and Chair of the Trustees of CAFOD.
- Professor John Berkman - Professor of moral theology at Regis College, the University of Toronto and Director of the Lupina Centre for Spirituality, Healthcare, and Ethics.
- Dr Tony Campolo - Professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University, Baptist minister, author, public speaker and former spiritual advisor to U.S. President Bill Clinton.
- Professor David Clough – Professor of Theological Ethics, University of Chester, President of the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics, Founder of CreatureKind, and Methodist lay preacher.
- Dr. Ruth Valerio - Churches and Theology Director for A Rocha, environmentalist, theologian, social activist and author.
- The Rt Revd Dominic Walker - President of the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals, former Bishop of Monmouth and Honorary Vice President of the RSPCA
Our exciting range of workshops will include:
- Animals in Spiritual Development and Mission
- A Piece of Eden: Art Therapy and Animals
- Speaking for Those Without a Voice
- Engage Your Church with Animals: The CreatureKind Course
- Becoming an Animal Friendly Church
- Living Laudato Si’: Putting Eco-Theology to Work for Animals
- It’s Not a Competition: How to Love Human and Animal Neighbours
... and much more!
Workshop leaders include Professor John Berkman, Dr Tony Campolo, Dr Philip J Sampson, Jane Darrall, The Revd Dr Helen Hall and Dr Allison Covey.
How do I select my workshop choices?
Workshops will be on a first-come first served basis. A full workshop timetable will be included in delgate packs.
What are my transport options getting to the event?
Nearest tube station is Lambeth North (1 minute walk)
Waterloo tube and mainline stations are a short walk away (10-12 minutes)
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Contact Sarx: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, if you cannot make the event, your ticket can be given to someone else however pleae let us know in advance
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
It is helpful but not necessary
What is the refund policy?
Refunds are available only within the first 14 days of purchase
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Sarx is a UK based charity founded on the belief that creation is the very outpouring of God’s love.
We believe God so loves his creation that the Word made flesh (John 1:1-4) came among us to redeem the whole created order and reconcile all things to Himself (Ephesians 1:10).
The aim of Sarx is to respond and witness to this divine love by striving towards a world where Christians lead the way in enabling animals to live with dignity, freedom and peace.