A wonderful video showing an example of the lived reality of the Icon of Christ and Priest of Creation. Please also see the photographs on the same theme on our Photograph page.

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// This is an excellent video by Met. Kallistos of Diokleia on the place of animals in the world and our duty as Icon of Christ to care and protect them.


This is an excellent video by Fr John Chryssavgis, which also includes H.A.H. Bartholomew. Other excellent videos are found in the Be the Bee series


This is a video which can be used to educate our younger children on compassionate care for animals and is suitable for early years; Joy & Sunday schools and as support to Catechism class discussions on dominion as compassionate care for creation and our role as Icon of Christ.


These are a few short videos from an Orthodox series available on ‘Be the Bee’ is a video series about finding God in everything, everyday.



Pan Orthodox Concern for Animals is a partner with the Christian Ethics of Farmed Animal Welfare research project, initiated by Prof Clough. In this short video he explains the problems and the potential solutions we face in our choice of diet:



We are adding a series of videos created by Prof Knight at the Center For Animal Welfare at my old University, Winchester.

We are currently living through the sixth mass extinction since fossil records began. This video describes previous mass extinction events and the causes of the current one – mainly habitat destruction for livestock production, pollution and climate change. Some 1/3 of all species are expected to go extinct, with some ecosystems, such as coral reefs, most severely affected. People will also be affected, as rivers dry up, rising oceans flood coastal regions and crop yields decline. The livestock sector currently contributes around 16% of all human-generated greenhouse gases – more than all forms of transportation combined (at 13.5%). This is set to substantially rise, as global consumption of animal products doubles, by 2050. Mitigation options are discussed. Only substantial changes in consumption patterns can realistically achieve the reductions necessary to prevent catastrophic climate change.


Full length recording of Met. Kallistos of Diokleia’s paper Compassion for Animals in the Orthodox Church.


Alternatives to Animal Research reviews the 3Rs – the Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of laboratory animal use. Key replacement examples include the use of structure-activity relationships and expert systems, cell cultures, the ‘human on a chip’, gene chips, and strategies to increase the predictivity and safety of human clinical trials. Key reduction examples include statistical calculation of sample sizes and international harmonisation of test guidelines. Key refinement examples include the use of pain-killers, anaesthetics, and environmental enrichment.


This video describes the origins of intensive animal farming, and the animal welfare harms and benefits this incurs. These include severe spatial and behavioural restrictions, widespread antibiotic use, and the subsequent development of antibiotic resistance.