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Monday, January 10, 2011

Taking Care of God’s Creation is a Moral Obligation

1. Where is all the Grain Going?

2. Famous Quote – Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 1984

3. A Case for Vegetarianism

4. Bible verse – Isaiah 1:16-17

5. A Moral Obligation

6. This Week’s Video – Making the Connection


1. Where is all the Grain Going?

The demand for grain has 3 competitors: human food, fodder and fuel. However, the distribution is not ethical as millions of people are going hungry every day around the world while farmed animals are fattened for the consumption by people who can afford it, not the poor and the hungry. The consequences of this are monumental as the world population grows. To read the full article please search online for Peak Food: Can Another Green Revolution Save Us?

Unless people realize that the world is in peril, more and more people around the world are going to face hunger and hardship as the world population grows, and the demand for animal product increases. It's imperative to reduce our dependence on animal products and transition to a plant-based diet in order to honor God's Creation.

2. Famous Quote

“Humanity’s true moral test, its fundamental test…consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect humankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.”

— Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 1984

3. A Case for Vegetarianism

Bruno Masse, vegetarian and writer of this article, makes a very good case for vegetarianism. He points out the ethical, environmental and health benefits a plant-based diet offers and highlights the increasing number of vegetarians around the world. While a plant-based diet in the Western world was seen as a hippie choice, it is now regarded as a mindful choice in order to make this world a better place. To read the full article please search online for The Case Against Meat 

4. Bible Verse

(RSV) Isaiah 1:16-17

Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.

Faith without works is empty. It is by the fruit of the Spirit that our Faith is made known. God calls us to be compassionate, merciful and to help stop victimization. 

5. A Moral Obligation

Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril is a book containing essays from 80 writers, thinkers, leaders, visionaries and activists around the world, who were asked to answer a single question: “Do we have a moral obligation to take action to protect the future of a planet in peril?” President Barack Obama and the Dalai Llama are among this people. Everybody answered "yes" in that we have a moral obligation to save the planet and that greed is devastating the Earth. To read the full article including excerpted essays by Carl Safina, president of Blue Ocean Institute, and Alan Weisman, author of The World Without Us please search online for We Are Not Worthy

Humanity needs to wake up and face head on the devastation we are causing to the environment and therefore to millions of people everyday and to the generations to come. It's indeed a moral obligation to take care of God's Creation for we have been given the sacred task of being stewards of it.

6. This Week’s Video – Making the Connection

"Making the Connection" is a great film that explains in a relaxed and informal why the devastation animal agriculture is creating on the planet and why more people are choosing a vegan diet. The film features eleven diverse contributors, which helps to maintain the upbeat pace and the music it features is from two internationally renowned vegan hip-hop artists, Promoe and Jah Sun.

To watch the film please visit

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