Daniel Cowdin is currently an adjunct professor at Georgetown and Catholic Universities in Washington D.C. He was an assistant professor of social and environmental ethics for the Department of Theology at Catholic University from 1991-1997. He has published articles in the Heythrop Journal, Christian Bioethics, and New Theology Review, as well as in several collections of essays (most notably for this conference "Preserving the Creation" published by Georgetown University Press in 1994).
Abstract of paper given at
Christianity and Ecology conference:
The question of the moral status is situated within various traditional
and methodological approaches. The importance of the question is
reaffirmed against a variety of challenges, some of which reject the
project while others seem to have moved past it. A specific version of
moral status is defended, which gives priority to systemic questions
without eclipsing individual value. Questions such as use of otherkind and
its membership in a shared community or household are explored.