New York–area readers, take note: Fordham University is hosting a panel discussion of animal ethics on Friday, November 16. Our own R. R. Reno will participate along with Peter Singer, David Clough, and Eric Meyer.
The discussion, entitled “Christians and Other Animals: Moving the Conversation Forward,” will run from 4 to 6 p.m.
Details are available on the Fordham news blog, which provides this description of the event:
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.
Those who wish to attend must RSVP in advance via email (to firstname.lastname@example.org). To view the event flier (PDF), see here. And here you can find Thomas Derr’s 1992 analysis of human and animal rights in these pages.