On Animals, Volume II - New Zealand and Australia Speaking Tour

David Clough’s two-volume work On Animals is a ground-breaking new engagement with the place of animals in Christian theology and ethics. Volume I was described by one reviewer as ‘indisputably the most important and comprehensive theological treatment of animals to have appeared in any language at any time in the Christian tradition’.

Volume II, Theological Ethics was published in December 2018 to enthusiastic endorsements from senior figures. Margaret Farley calls its reach ‘astonishing’; David Gushee describes it as ‘the most significant treatment of animals in the history of Christian Ethics’ which will have a ‘revolutionary impact’ both within academia and on lived Christian practice. Willie Jennings says On Animals is ‘a redefining moment for how we should teach theology and live with our animal kin’. Carol Adams says the book will be the definitive work on the subject for many years.


During June 2019, David will be touring New Zealand and Australia. Dates will be posted on this page as they become available (all times local). If you can’t get to one of the events, but would be interested in hosting a virtual lecture at your institution or church, please contact us.

June 6
St Francis College
233 Milton Rd, Milton, QLD 4064, Australia
“Animality, Race, and Theology” Seminar
6:00 pm

June 7
St. Francis College
233 Milton Rd, Milton, QLD 4064, Australia
7:00 pm

June 10
Bishop Selwyn Chapel, Holy Trinity Cathedral
Auckland, New Zealand
7:30 pm

June 12
Otago Business School, University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
5:15 pm

June 13
Wellington Anglican Cathedral of St. Paul
Wellington, New Zealand
7:00 pm

June 14
Victoria University of Wellington, MY 305 (Murphy Building)
Wellington, New Zealand
12:00 pm

June 18
Deakin University
Deakin Downtown: Level 12, Tower 2
727 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3008
5-6:30 pm

June 19
Trinity College
100 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052
7:30 pm

June 27
May Macleod Lecture: ‘Eating More Peaceably: The Christian Ethics of Eating Animals’
United Theological College, Main Auditorium
16 Masons Drive, North Parramatta
7:00-8:30 pm

CANCELLED: June 28, Holy Family Anglican Church

June 29
Paddington Anglican Church
245 Glenmore Rd, Paddington, NSW 2021
7:00-9:00 pm (light meal included)
More information on Facebook.

June 30
Pitt St. Uniting Church
264 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
10:00 am service