James Jones, former Bishop of Liverpool (1998-2013), broadcasts regularly especially on ‘Thought for the Day’ for the BBC. He has written a number of books including ‘Jesus and the Earth’ (SPCK 2003) which looks at the relationship between Christianity and the environment. He has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Hull University, an Honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Lincoln and an Honorary PhD from Liverpool Hope University.
James Jones was awarded the KBE in recognition of his chairing the enquiry into the Hillsborough Disaster and his service to the bereaved.
Tony Campolo is professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University. For ten years he was on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the founder and president of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education. Dr. Campolo is married to Peggy. They have two children, and four grandchildren.
Bishop John was installed as Bishop of Oxford in 2007, his national commitments include work with the Ministry Division of the Church of England, the Church Army, The Church Commissioners, SPCK and the Guild of Health. He is President of St John’s College, Durham. Bishop John retired as Bishop of Oxford in 2014.
Bishop John and Wendy currently live with Whitby, a very graceful and delightful (female) white and tortoiseshell cat. Formerly he has had two dogs.
Stephen Cottrell is the Archbishop of York, Primate of England. He is a well known writer and speaker on evangelism, spirituality and catechesis. His most recent books are On Preisthood, How to pray, Do Nothing to Change your Life; discovering what happens when you stop; Hit the Ground Kneeling; seeing leadership differently and books on the Cross and Resurrection, The Things He Carried and The Things He Said.(SPCK 2008).
He is married to Rebecca and they have three boys and one dog.
Bishop Richard was ASWA Chairman from 2004 to 2013. He is the retired Bishop at Lambeth, where he worked closely with Archbishop George Carey and Archbishop Rowan Williams. Previously while serving as Bishop of Dover in the Canterbury Diocese, he became actively involved in the highly publicised campaign against live exports to the Continent.
He is married and lives in Canterbury where he is still active in the diocese.
Steven is an Anglican priest, and Lecturer in Philosophy at Liverpool Hope University. He has had a longstanding commitment to animal rights from school days. He is a life member of Animal Aid.
Steven’s published work includes The Inclusive God (co-written with Hugh Rayment-Pickard, Canterbury, 2006); Radical Orthodoxy: A Critical Introduction (SPCK, 2007); Prayers for an Inclusive Church (Canterbury, 2008) and Derrida and Theology (Continuum, 2009); Beyond Human: From Animality to Transhumanism (Continuum, 2011).
David was invited to become a patron of ASWA by founder, the late Dr. Edward Carpenter, Dean of Westminster Abbey when part of a working party concerned with the welfare of animals. David subsequently founded the Centre for Animal Welfare Studies (CAWS).
A qualified veterinary surgeon, it soon became apparent that animal welfare was constrained and he struggled with the application of the veterinary promise “to make animal welfare their overriding consideration at all times”. It is his purpose and passion to rebalance our relationship with other sentient creatures, wild and domestic, in their favour.