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Diversity Centre tackles questions on faith and the environmental crisis

Newbold’s Diversity Centre launches its first Diversity Lecture of 2022: ‘Christianity, Animals and the Environment Crisis’. The lecture, which takes place on 8 February, will be presented by Professor David Clough, Professor in Theology and Applied Sciences at the University of Aberdeen.

Professor Clough’s ground-breaking two volume work, On Animals: Systematic Theology, has been called “indisputably the most important and comprehensive theological treatment of animals to have appeared in any language at any time in the Christian tradition”.

Professor Clough lived next door to Chester Zoo, North-West England, with his family of five, a cat and three gerbils for many years. He describes his central concern as “the place of animals in Christian theology and ethics” and presents insights on Christianity, animals and global environmental issues.

The presentation is the first of a three-part series of lectures by different speakers on the theme of ‘Faith and Environmental Action – Diverse Responses’, investigating Christian perspectives and responses to the current environmental crisis.

Newbold’s Diversity Centre hosts lectures given by leading thinkers who explore ideas about human differences. It is a forum, which takes place once a month throughout each semester, where people discuss, reconcile and celebrate their differences in an open and inclusive environment.

Diversity lectures are broadcast live at 19:30 (GMT) through Zoom Webinar and live-streamed on Newbold’s Facebook page. Each lecture is followed by an interactive Q&A session where webinar attendees submit questions to the guest panellists.

The Diversity Centre invites everyone to join Professor David Clough on 8 February at 19:30 (GMT). Visit the Diversity Centre web page for more information and register for the webinar.

Past lectures are available for viewing on-demand by visiting the Diversity Centre web page.