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- COMPASSION CONSORTIUM: DR. CLAIR LINZEY AND MIYOKO SCHINNERLink visible for attendees
The Compassion Consortium Service on Sunday, December 17, 2023, will feature our Special Guests, Dr. Clair Linzey and Miyoko Schinner. www.compassionconsortium.org.
Dr. Clair Linzey is the deputy director of the Ferrater Mora Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and the director of the annual Oxford Animal Ethics Summer School. She is also the Frances Power Cobbe Professor of Animal Theology at the Graduate Theological Foundation and Research Fellow in Animal Ethics at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University. She earned a master's in theology then a doctorate in theology from the University of St Andrews, as well as an additional master’s from Harvard Divinity School.
Dr. Linzey is co-editor of the Journal of Animal Ethics and co-editor of the Palgrave Macmillan Book Series on Animal Ethics. Her co-edited volumes on animal ethics and theology include Animal Ethics for Veterinarians, The Ethical Case Against Animal Experiments, The Palgrave Macmillan Handbook of Practical Animal Ethics, Ethical Vegetarianism and Veganism, as well as The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Animal Ethics. She is the author of Developing Animal Theology: An Engagement with Leonardo Boff.
The Ferrater Mora Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics was founded in Oxford in 2006 by Andrew Linzey, Clair's father and a member of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oxford. The Centre promotes ethical concern for animals through academic study and public debate, and aims to create a global association of academics willing to advance the ethical case for animals. The Centre aims to break new ground for the animals. It wants to put ethical concern for animals on the intellectual agenda and contribute to an enlightened public debate about animals. The Centre believes that the rational case for animals is frequently understated within academia and misrepresented in the media. Its aim is to create a world-wide association of academics from all disciplines who want to pioneer ethical perspectives on animals.
Learn more about both Linzey and the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, visit https://www.oxfordanimalethics.com/
Compassion in Action December 17: Miyoko Schinner
Our Compassion in Action guest on December 17 is the legendary Mikoyo Schinner: undisputed Vegan cheese whisperer, creator of Miyoko's Kitchen (later Miyoko's Creamery), author, singer and director of Rancho Compasion Animal Sanctuary. She famously beat the state of California in a 2021 lawsuit about whether or not Vegan cheese could be called cheese.
Miyoko went vegetarian at age twelve and later earned a BA in philosophy. After going Vegan in the 1980s, she founded a series of Vegan food companies, was admitted to the NAVS "Vegetarian Hall of Fame," and opened Rancho Compasion in 2015 in Marin County, California, to provide homes for once farmed animals and to envision a world where non-human animals are no longer seen as here for human use.
In 2018, she was featured in PopSugar’s "28 Women Changing the World Right This Second" list.