By the Rev. Andrew Linzey, PhD, DD, a licensed priest in the Diocese of Bethlehem and a theologian at Oxford, has organized a conference on the Relationship between Animal Abuse and Human Violence. September 18 at Keble College, Oxford. The conference will explore the link between animal abuse and child abuse, domestic violence, and violence against women, especially useful for pastors, counselors, psychologists, and law enforcement personnel. There are various US academics coming to speak: details here. The column was published in the August 17 edition of The Church Times and is available below.