October 16, 2012 7:30 PM
Animals at Home on the Earth: Lessons for People of Faith
Those of us who live in urban and suburban areas often have pets or watch documentaries on Animal Planet, but for the most part the lives of all the other species on our planet are invisible. Seeking to awaken Christians to the place (and, too often, plight) of animals in the twenty-first century, Professor Hobgood-Oster introduces the situations animals face today: as companions, as animals in sport, as animals raised for food, and as creatures in the wild. She also provides instructive ways for how people of faith can respond with compassion and hospitality. Co-sponsored by the Humane Society of the US.
About Laura Hobgood-Oster
Dr. Laura Hobgood-Oster holds the Elizabeth Root Paden Chair in Religion and chairs the Environmental Studies program at Southwestern University in Texas. Her teaching and research focus on the History of Christianity, Religion and Ecology, Animals and Religion, Ecofeminism and Women in the Christian Tradition. Featured in the documentary “Eating Mercifully,” produced by the Humane Society of the United States, she is the author of The Friends We Keep: Unleashing Christianity’s Compassion for Animals and Holy Dogs and Asses: Animals in the Christian Tradition.
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