Seminar: Incarnating a CreatureKind Church
This seminar explores the theology and praxis of being human in relation to other creatures, of expanding our view of our place in the world towards being creature-kind. What does our faith tell us about God’s view of animals and our responsibilities towards them? What are we doing to animals now? How does our relationship with animals affect our relationships with ourselves, our neighbors, and with the creator? And what can we do, individually and collectively, to help realize a world “on earth, as it is in heaven”?
Our invitational dialogue is grounded in Scripture and supported by stories of creaturely cooperation from church history and modern Christian life. Participants will be able to engage with the course content in a way that is meaningful and relevant to their particular context. Rural church pastors, urban post-evangelicals, mission- and social-justice-minded followers of Christ can all gather together to explore what it means to be made in the image of God, how we can reflect that to all God’s creatures, and how doing so will strengthen and grow the whole church.
Dr. Christopher Carter, Christine Gutleben, and Sarah Withrow King will co-teach Incarnating a CreatureKind Church.
For more information: https://divinity.duke.edu/events/summer-institute-reconciliation#schedule
Animal Welfare and Religion Symposium
'Becoming CreatureKind: A New Christian Framework for Farmed-Animal Welfare'
Flourishing Humanities public lecture series
Margaret B. Adam
'The End of Flourishing: The Beginning of the Peaceable Kingdom'
Sarah Withrow King
"Connecting Our Food with Our Faith"
Society for the Study of Christian Ethics
'Consuming Creatures: The Christian Ethics of Eating Animals'
For more information: http://www.ssce.org.uk/conference-paper-proposal