Resource of the Month

December 2023

Christian Ethics of Farmed Animals Welfare (CEFAW)

Why are Christian theologians meeting with farmers and veterinary scientists? What are they talking about? This December we bring you a ground-breaking project connecting the treatment of farmed animals with Christian ethics: the Christian Ethics of Farmed Animals Welfare (CEFAW). Humans farm huge numbers of animals around the world to eat, how can we understand what they need to flourish, and adapt farming practices to improve farmed animals’ lives? You might not think this is a religious matter, but the theologians at the CEFAW project certainly do!

For teachers exploring issues around animal welfare and the environment or looking for interesting ethical case studies, this project offers a new perspective on this significant global phenomenon.

For assemblies, lessons or your own understanding, check out the video resources created by the CEFAW team at Aberdeen University.

The CEFAW team have been working with teachers to develop resources for the classroom. You can read about the teachers’ and their involvement in the teacher case study.

Nadia Nadeem is a Primary teacher from East London, read her reflections on being part of this project in her blog Christian Ethics and Farmed Animals: a Teachers’ Fellowship.

The team will be releasing the teaching materials in 2024, watch this space!

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