Do Unto Others... Animals and Religion Conference
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“There is not an animal on the earth, nor a flying creature flying on two wings, but they are all peoples like unto you.”

~ Quran, surah 6, verse 38



2010 “Do Unto Others” Animals and Religion Conference


  • How are we disturbed into recognition?
  • What is it like to see and be seen by other animals?
  • How do religious and spiritual traditions help us to recognize the Other?
  • How does the recognition of other animals enrich and disturb religious and spiritual traditions?
  • Can we imagine ourselves through the eyes of another animal, and how does being seen change us and challenge philosophical, religious and spiritual categories?
  • How non vegan ingredients are creeping into many of todays seemingly benign household products

The 2nd Annual “Do Unto Others” Conference invites scholarly, religious and activist reflection on the mutually transforming possibilities of seeing and being seen by other animals. Our keynote speaker is Paul Berry, longtime animal advocate and former CEO of Best Friends Animal Society. The day will consist of presentations, panels and opportunities that enrich understanding and inform advocacy.

Speakers and Featured Artist - 2010
Conference Directions, Parking and Logistics
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Keynote speaker, Paul Berrie

Register for the 2010 Conference

Registration Fees

General Registration Fee (includes box lunch, snacks, and reception)


Chapman students


Other students (includes box lunch, snacks, and reception)


Dinner (Vegan Mediterranean Feast)


Register for the 2010 Conference

We may have limited scholarship funds available. Please contact us by April 1st if you would like to be considered for a scholarship.

2009 "Do Unto Others..." Animals and Religion Conference

Friday, April 24, 2009
Wallace All Faiths Chapel at the Fish Interfaith Center
Chapman University
Orange, California

Keynote Speakers:

Karene Dawn
Author of Thanking the Monkey:
Rethinking the Way We Treat Animals

Dr. Jay McDanielle
Director for the Steel Center for the Study of Religion and Philosophy, Hendrix College

Conference program for "Do Unto Others" Conference - 2009
IVAC "Do Unto Others" 2009 conference review (



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