Sherri Person is a cursing, smoking, drinking, human/animal loving and a joyfully chaotic theologian, residing in the Bible Belt: Nashville, TN. Sherri is also a graduate of Vanderbilt Divinity School, a recent presenter at the Oxford Religious Symposium, and currently an adjunct professor teaching, Intro to Bible and Philosophy of Religion, while also working alongside and with inmates at Riverbend Prison.
Animals as Paraclete on the Faith & Food Panel
Animals are equipped with God’s Spirit. Acknowledging the Divine Presence is a call to charitably consider our relationship with animals and the created world. This workshop is not about the glorification of animals. Instead, we will explore myriad ways all creatures are linked and mutually dependent on the others’ actions. As such, this workshop is designed to help foster awareness by exploring creaturely biblical narratives, lived creaturely experiences, and social-scientific data of animal life. Through these animal weavings, we propose interacting with animals as one of many conduits toward forming a caring and justice-oriented world.