21st Century: Query 26 (Valerie Elverton Dixon and Just Peace Theory)
Valerie Elverton Dixon, Founder of JustPeaceTheory.com and former teacher of Christian Ethics at Andover Newton (Mass.) Theological School and United Theological Seminary in Ohio, says,
“I hope animals have souls. They must have spirits because the spirit is the breath. I hope that animals have soul/spirit that survives this life because I look forward to seeing my dog again after death, just as I look forward to seeing relatives and friends who have passed from this earthly life.”If there is any possibility for animals to have souls, to what degree should non-humans be granted equal rights to that of humans?
--Source: On Faith: God Must Love Dogs, The Washington Post