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24 Nov 2008 Issue

1. Our Ministry Needs Your Support
2. PETA Investigation Reveals Turkey Abuse
3. Activist Feedback
4. Eating Mercifully (new DVD)
5. Veg. Recipes; Note about Last Week’s Recipe
6. Today’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman

1. Our Ministry Needs Your Support

Many CVA members contribute their time, energy, and financial resources to the CVA’s important ministry. Without this support, the CVA would be unable to fill its mission to address crucial social, environmental, and animal welfare concerns. In these uncertain economic times, we know that many find that money is tight. Yet we need ongoing to support to continue to distribute our booklets at Christian events (about 150,000 booklets per year), to maintain an active web presence, and to support our members in several ways.

To donate, go to the bottom of www.christianveg.org/materialsh.htm . Those who choose a Sustaining Membership receive the Take Heart! daily e-messages, which include inspirational comments, biblical commentary, health tips, an advice column, and recipes, and a one-year subscription to the excellent VegNews magazine.

2. PETA Investigation Reveals Turkey Abuse

On the eve of Thanksgiving, a PETA undercover operation has, once again, revealed outrageous abuse and cruelty on factory farms – this time at a turkey-raising operation. Undercover video taken at the Aviagen Turkeys plant in Lewisburg, West Virginia shows turkeys being stomped to death and punched by workers. PETA is asking for prosecution of Aviagen workers. On the tape, one worker describes losing his temper at a tom who pecked him, marking its head with a pen so he could find it again, fetching a broomstick, ramming it down the bird’s gullet and holding it up in the air while shouting “Let this be a lesson to y’all” at the rest of the flock. To read the full article please visit Group documents cruelty to turkeys.

3. Activist Feedback

Gregory, tabling at the Veggie Cook-Off, writes: We had a marvelous turnout at the veggie cook-off. We sold 3 books and 3 DVDs and gave away a ton of free material. It was a pleasure to get to speak to people about Christianity and vegetarianism.

4. Eating Mercifully (new DVD)

The Humane Society of the United States is offering its 26-minute video Eating Mercifully for free at http://allcreatures.hsus.org/resources/default.aspx . The film features religious perspectives on our responsibilities to animals.

5. Veg. Recipes; Note about Last Week’s Recipe

Vegan Harvest Cornbread

2 cups white wheat flour, spelt flour, or whole wheat flour
2 cups whole grain cornmeal
2 1/4 Tb baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup + 3 Tb vegetable or safflower oil
1/4 cup agave nectar
1 3/4 - 2 cups milk alternative (such as soy, hemp, almond, oat milks)
fresh corn kernals from 1 stalk corn on the cob
1/3 cup + 1 Tb banana pepper, diced
1/3 cup + 1 Tb red onion, diced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, mix all dry ingredients. Make a well in the center of the bowl, and add agave and oil. Then add milk, and combine liquid ingredients with the dry ingredients until just blended with no flour clumps. Place in a medium round pan coated with cooking spray. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes until golden brown.

Please note: Last week’s recipe for Vegetarian Sloppy Joes called for Worcestershire sauce. An astute reader noted that Worcestershire sauce typically contains anchovies and therefore the recipe is not vegetarian. Can anyone offer a good substitute?

6. Today’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman

The Lord Our Righteousness

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