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Christianity and Vegetarianism
A Two Day Conference 2010

Christianity and Vegetarianism
Nature, Creation and the Peaceable Kingdom
† Held on 14th & 15th August 2010
† Leeds Humanities Research Institute

This conference enabled Christian Vegetarians and academics working in the field of religion and diet to reflect on the relationship between Christianity and vegetarianism and consider how the call to a diet of meat-abstention might manifest in Christian life, belief and practice.


Speakers Talks
 

Saturday (a.m.)

David Grumett A historical overview of Christian abstinence and vegetarianism - Transcript or Audio
Deborah Jones Beyond Rights - animal ethics and the Christian approach - Transcript or Audio
 

Saturday (p.m.)

Rachel Muers Theological/ethical/spiritual issues that arise as a result of vegetarians and non vegetarians existing in the same Christian community. - Transcript or Audio
Matthew Barton Dietary Pacifism? Stanley Hauerwas and Christian Vegetarianism - Transcript or Audio
Mikel Burley Sacrifice, non-violence and abstention from meat in epic Hinduism - Transcript or Audio
 

Sunday (a.m.)

John Davis

Organised Vegetarianism and itís religious origins - Audio
John Ryder Christianity, animals, and the concept of sin (Hebrews 9:22) - Transcript or Audio
Don Gwillim Christian Vegetarianism and activism present and future. Where do we go from here? - Transcript or Audio






Speakers

Matthew Barton

Doctoral student at Leeds University, looking at the place of Christian vegetarians in their local church communities, as well as motivations for and against vegetarian/vegan diets within these churches.

Please visit: http://www.dietarypacifism.com/


Mikel Burley -  Subject: Sacrifice, non-violence and abstention from meat in epic Hinduism. 

Please visit:  www.leeds.ac.uk/trs/staff/mikel_burley.htm 

Latest publication: Classical Samkhya and Yoga: An Indian Metaphysics of Experience (London: Routledge, 2007).


David Grumett

Please visit:  http://www.davidgrumett.com/

Latest Publication: Theology on the Menu - Asceticism, Meat and Christian diet. (Joint author Rachel Muers)


John Davis

Manager -  International Vegetarian Union UK

Please visit: www.ivu.org/members/council/john-davis.html


Don Gwillim

Co-founder & Administrator - Christian Vegetarian Association UK

Please visit: http://www.christianvegetarian.co.uk/


Deborah Jones MA, PhD

General Secretary, Catholic Concern for Animals

Patron - Christian Vegetarian Association UK

Please visit: www.catholic-animals.org

Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics (Director: Revd Professor Andrew Linzey)

Latest publication: The School of Compassion - a Roman Catholic theology of animals. Leominster: Gracewing, August 2009.


Rachel Muers  go to:

Please visit: www.leeds.ac.uk/trs/staff/rachel_muers.htm

Latest Publication: Theology on the Menu - Asceticism, Meat and Christian diet. (Joint author David Grumett)


John Ryder  Theology Hons

Co-Founder & Spokesperson - Christian Vegetarian Association UK

Incumbent of All Saints Church, Godshill, Isle of Wight.


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