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22 March 2017

Is Christianity good news for animals?

Is Christianity good news for animals?

An Alliance member hosted the largest Christian gathering to discuss animal issues since the nineteenth century this weekend.

Sarx held the Creature Conference recently in London, with speakers such as Dr Tony Campolo, Dr Margaret Adam and Dr Ruth Valerio.

Daryl Booth, founder of Sarx, said: "The size of this conference is proof positive that throughout the UK and beyond, a growing tide of people are eager to engage with animals issues as prime faith issues.

"I'm confident the impact of this event will resonate well beyond those gathered at the conference and go a long way in rekindling our connection and concern for all living creatures in God's creation."

Sarx, a UK-based animal welfare charity, was founded to work towards a world where Christians lead the way in enabling animals to live with dignity, freedom and peace.

Almost 200 hundred delegates travelled from around the world to attend the conference and explore the theological and practical implications for animal welfare.

Attendees came from a wide range of traditions and explored the topic through keynote addresses, workshops, interactive prayer stations, crafts, an art exhibition and panel discussion. If you would like to hear the keynote talks from the event, they will be available on the Sarx website in due course.

As a member of the Evangelical Alliance, Sarx is one of 600 organisations supported by the Alliance. We facilitate members' initiatives and campaigns and offer support to increase their impact and provide training for organisations on how to engage with the local government and media.

If you would like to become a member of the Evangelical Alliance as an organisation, church or individual, you can find out more here.

Photo: Lucas Alexander