Christians and Other Animals: Moving the Conversation Forward
Friday, 16 November | 4 to 6 p.m.
12th-floor Lounge | Lowenstein Center
Fordham College at Lincoln Center
Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University
David Clough, Professor of Theological Ethics and Department Chair, University of Chester
Eric Meyer, Fordham Doctoral Candidate in Theology
R.R. Reno, Professor of Theological Ethics, Creighton University, editor of First Things
Charles Camosy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics, Fordham University
This panel, conducted with non-specialists in mind, will provoke Christians to think about other animals in new ways. Currently a very hot topic in academic theology and philosophy, concern for non-human animals is gaining traction in the broader culture, and our panel will try to connect academic and popular themes, in language that is accessible to a broad audience.
Peter Singer—in addition to being the most influential philosopher alive today—was the intellectual heft behind the beginning of the animal rights movement in the 1970s. David Clough is one of the leading voices in defense of animals in the contemporary Christian conversation, and Eric Meyer’s research has mined the Christian tradition in ways that turn the current debate about animals on its head. We are also fortunate to have R.R. Reno play the all-important role of ‘sympathetic skeptic’ in our discussion. The conversation will be accessible to non-specialists.
Space is limited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-Sponsors: Department of Theology, Center for Religion and Culture, Office of the Provost, Dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill, Dean of Fordham University Faculty