Prof David Clough

Prof David Clough

Professor of Theological Ethics at the University of Chester

David Clough is Professor of Theological Ethics at the University of Chester. He has recently completed the landmark two-volume monograph On Animals (2012, 2019), on the place of animals in Christian theology and ethics. He is the founder of CreatureKind (, a project aiming to engage Christians with farmed animal welfare, and Principal Investigator for a three-year UK Research Council funded project on the Christian Ethics of Farmed Animal Welfare in partnership with major UK churches and Compassion in World Farming. He is a Methodist lay preacher and has represented the Methodist Church on national ecumenical working groups on the ethics of warfare and climate change.

3:00 - 4:30

Faith Panel: Exploring the Relationship between Religion & Veganism

In this panel discussion, we shall be exploring how people of varying faiths and beliefs find resonance in Veganism and how the practice of Veganism is in congruence with their faith. We shall explore some of the obstacles they may face amongst friends and family of the same faith and how some of these obstacles have been overcome.

Chair: Tree Kelly (University of Manchester)

Panel Members:

  • Mara Whyte – Muslim Animal Rights Activist
  • Krishna Gandhi – Hindu Animal Rights Activist
  • Lara Balsam – Jewish Vegetarian Society
  • The Green Vicar – The Rvd Janey Hillier
  • David Clough – Professor of Theological Ethics in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Chester and a Methodist preacher.

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