Rev. Dr. Paul Beetham
8pm at Lindisfarne House, 4 Barbourne Terrace, Worcester WR1 3JS
According to Genesis, God gave Humankind dominion over all other living things. How do we regard other creatures with whom we share planet Earth and how is our fate entwined with theirs? We raise animals as pets and for food. Some we regard as only fit for extermination and other species are to be protected from extinction. How do our faith and beliefs influence all this and what status will animals be given in God’s kingdom?
Rev Dr Paul Beetham is a Methodist minister and currently Superintendent Minister of the Birmingham (West) & Oldbury Circuit. He studied Botany and Zoology at London University, completed a Doctorate at the University of Wales in Microbiology, and in Systematic Theology at Durham University. He is a member of the Society for Biology and a Chartered Biologist. He was formerly editor of Christ & The Cosmos publications and is currently a trustee of the Science & Religion Forum.