In the series ‘Religion & Animals’ Pim Martens interviews Rabbi Natan Slifkin

As part of the fellowship Ethics of the Anthropocene of VU Amsterdam, Pim Martens is making a series of conversations with (indigenous) religious leaders on our relationship with nature and the animals within.

12/17/2020 | 9:41 AM

Our relationship with the natural environment and animals has changed dramatically over time. Pim’s Fellowship ‘Ethics of the Anthropocene‘ (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) intends to discuss these past patterns and future pathways with representatives of various indigenous cultures and religious beliefs. Learning from them about our relationship with animals may be a way we can begin to address the sustainability challenges we see today. 

Pim was honoured to interview Rabbi Natan Slifkin, popularly known as the ‘Zoo Rabbi’, a British-born Israeli Orthodox rabbi and director of the Biblical Museum of Natural History in Beit Shemesh, Israel.

This was the sixth interview of the series.

Interview Slifkin 

See for all interviews the webpage Religion and Animals in the Anthropocene (https://pimmartens.com/research/religion-and-animals-in-the-anthropocene/).