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Spirituality for Animal Advocates & Vegans | Monthly Interfaith Service

Spirituality for Animal Advocates & Vegans | Monthly Interfaith Service

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Non-sectarian services with interfaith reflection, music, meditation, and a conversation with guest speaker. Open to all faiths & species!

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Click on "Select a Date" to pick the first sevice you'd like to attend. You'll be emailed a Zoom link. (Link is same every month)

Amidst the global suffering of a worldwide pandemic, environmental ecocide, and industrialized abuse of animals, there comes a call for compassionate action. The Compassion Consortium is a spiritual community created to serve the needs of vegans, vegetarians, animal rights activists, and others who care about and advocate for animals and the planet.

Its founding members are Interfaith minister Rev. Erika Allison; Rev. Sarah Bowen, a Dean at One Spirit Interfaith Seminary; Interfaith ministerial candidate William Melton; and Victoria Moran, author, podcaster, and producer of Thomas Jackson's 2019 documentary, A Prayer for Compassion.

“We are perplexed that many of our friends who value the justice, unconditional love, and mercy called for in the world's wisdom traditions often don't extend these values beyond humans," says Bowen. "Luckily, across the globe, many people are waking up to the challenges facing other-than-human animals. It can be lonely, though, if you feel unsupported. In the Compassion Consortium, we want everyone to find a warmhearted, understanding community.”

Non-sectarian monthly service featuring interfaith reflection, music, meditation, and a conversation with a special guest. Open to all sentient beings of any spiritual tradition.

"We chose this time because we know that, in addition to providing a spiritual home for those looking for one, we can also be a spiritual second home for people who are already part of a faith community but want an auxiliary one that honors their vegan sensibilities," offers Moran.

For the first service on April 25, 2021, Moran will interview Bruce Friedrich, a Roman Catholic, cofounder and executive director of The Good Food Institute. Info on guests for other months is available at https://www.compassionconsortium.org.

The Consortium's mission is assisted by advisory board members who represent a wide swathe of vegan, vegetarian, human rights, animal rights, and environmental organizations, as well as myriad faith traditions:

  • Fred Beasley II (NYC Hip Hop Is Green)
  • Jeffrey Cohan (Jewish Veg)
  • VeganEvan and his mother, VeganShannon (Animal Hero Kids and veganevan.com)
  • Gwenna Hunter (Vegans of LA; Vegans for Black Lives Matter)
  • Carissa Kranz (BeVeg International; Laws That Matter videocast on Jane Unchained News Network)
  • Lisa Levinson (Interfaith Vegan Coalition)
  • Robbie Lockie (Plant Based News)
  • Gopal Patel (Bhumi Global)
  • Martin Rowe (Lantern Books; BrighterGreen)
  • Rev. Carol Saunders (Unity and Interfaith Minister: The Spiritual Forum).

Sign up once, then join us each month.

More info at compassionconsortium.org

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