15 March 2017
MEPs vote to end the 'cage age' for farmed rabbits across Europe
Yesterday, MEPs voted overwhelmingly in favour of species-specific legislation in a plenary vote; they urged the European Commission to begin the process of drafting legislation that would phase out, and ultimately ban, the use of all cages for farmed rabbits across the EU.
16 March 2017: Public Lecture Philip Lymbery: Dead Zone: where the wild things were
A free public lecture by CAW's Visiting Professor and Director of Compassion in World Farming Philip Lymbery. Today many wild animals face extinction, and it’s not only climate change and habitat destruction that are to blame. The impact of consumer demand for cheap meat is equally devastating and it is vital that we confront this problem if we are to stand a chance of reducing its effect on the world around us. The event was filmed and the video link will be made available soon.
18 March 2017: Recapturing the wisdom of the ancients
A workshop led by CAW PhD student Christine Nellist as part of the SARX Creature Conference in London. Discover how some of earliest and greatest Christians understood animals and animal issues. This workshop also practically explored how the wisdom of the early Church Fathers, saints and monastics can be applied to contemporary animal concerns such as hunting and factory farming. Visit the Creature Conference website for further details.
5 April 2017: Anna King, Professor of Religious Studies and Social Anthropology and CAW member: Sacred Violence, Sacred Peace: religion in an age of conflict
Drawing on first-hand experience of peace processes in (post-)conflict areas, Anna will evaluate the impact of the University's collaborative projects that bring together religious leaders, politicians, academics, civil society organisations and both victims and perpetrators of violence. Can ‘religious’ concepts of reconciliation and restorative justice support and/or challenge international liberal peacebuilding policies based on economic development, retributive justice and human rights? This is Prof. King's Inaugural Lecture; free, all welcome.
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