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18 Jan 2009 Issue

1. Wake Up Weekend 2009 conference
2. Activist Feedback
3. The Peaceable Table
4. Green Leaf Vegan Dist.
5. Sermon by Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman


1. Wake Up Weekend 2009 conference

CVA member Ben DeVries will be giving two presentations at the Wake Up Weekend 2009 conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jan. 23-24.

The event is coordinated by Matt Halteman, who has written some great articles on Christianity and animal protectionism. Ben will give one of five presentations from 2:30-5:00 in the Commons Annex Lecture Hall at Calvin College on Friday, Jan. 23.

Then, on Jan. 24, he will give a presentation from 1:30-2:30 in a room called 106 S. Division entitled “Not One Sparrow is Forgotten: a Simply Christian Animal Advocacy.”

The conference is free, and there is a $10-at-the-door brunch on Saturday.

For more information, as well as hyperlinks to maps, visit http://www.g-rad.org/vegan/2009/01/wake_up_weekend_2009_official.html.

2. Activist Feedback

Michele, leafleting at the Anberlin concert in Asheville, North Carolina, writes: The concert drew people from different states. I shared almost a whole box of CVA booklets [300]. Sometimes I would ask if anyone was vegan, and to those that replied positively a few agreed to take and share the CVA vegan booklet with others. That positive response was gladdening. I think that it is great to have the opportunity to help make things on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Upcoming Leafleting Opportunities

1/24 IA Des Moines Winter Jam Christian Rock Fest
1/25 MO St. Charles Winter Jam Christian Rock Fest
1/25 OK Tulsa Joel Olsteen A Night of Hope
1/29 OH Cincinnati Winter Jam Christian Rock Fest
1/30-31 OK Oklahoma City Revolve Tour Event for Teen Girls
1/30 MT Billings Anberlin Christian Rock Concert
1/31 OH Columbus Winter Jam Christian Rock Fest
1/31 ID Pocatello Anberlin Christian Rock Concert
2/5 MS Southaven Winter Jam Christian Rock Fest
1/6-7 FL Orlando Revolve Tour Event for Teen Girls
2/6-7 OK Tulsa Planet Wisdom Youth Conference
2/6 AR Little Rock Winter Jam Christian Rock Fest
2/7 AL Birmingham Winter Jam Christian Rock Fest
2/7 NC Williamston Third Day Christian Rock Concert
2/8 GA Duluth Winter Jam Christian Rock Fest
2/13 SC Greenville Winter Jam Christian Rock Fest
2/14 FL Jacksonville Winter Jam Christian Rock Fest
2/15 AL Mobile Winter Jam Christian Rock Fest
2/20 SC Columbia Winter Jam Christian Rock Fest
2/21 NC Greensboro Winter Jam Christian Rock Fest
2/22 VA Norfolk Winter Jam Christian Rock Fest
3/21 WA Seattle TABLE Vegfest 2009
4/16 TN Knoxville TABLE EarthFest 2009
4/23 TN Nashville 39th Annual GMA Dove Awards
4/26 MO St. Louis TABLE Earth Day Festival

Contact Paris at christian_vegetarian@yahoo.com  if you can to help. To find out about all upcoming leafleting and tabling opportunities in your area, join the CVA Calendar Group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/christian_vegetarian/ 

3. Contents of the January issue of The Peaceable Table include

* Our Guest Editorial, "Rambo the Sheep: My Greatest Teacher" is by the founder and director of Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CAS), Kathy Stevens. Because Rambo, an abused sheep rescued by CAS, was so aggressive, a sheep breeder urged Stevens to have him euthanized. But Stevens wanted to "try what love can do." Rambo was to give her the biggest and most wonderful surprise of her life.

* Is soy a health food or is it dangerous for us? One of the NewsNotes steers us to helpful information about this sometimes confusing issue.

* The Recipe for Chocolate Cream Pie by Angela Suarez is great for welcoming in the new year.

* The Pilgrimage story is by history professor Barbara Booth, who with her husband shares a house with eight tangible cats and--apparently--a ghost cat.

* January's Pioneer is novelist Brigid Brophy, sometimes called a "literary shrew," who shows a remarkably caring side.

To read this issue, go to http://www.vegetarianfriends.net/issue50.html.

Gracia Fay Ellwood, Editor

4. Green Leaf Vegan Dist. offers 100% Vegan Pet Food for dogs and cats.

According to Green Leaf, it is a premium health pet food that is nutritionally complete and balanced for healthier pets. Green Leaf Vegan Dist. wholesales to retailers and assist in making arrangements with local retailers if there are interested consumers in a given area. There are already several retailers in the United States, and most are in Canada.

Its web site is www.greenleafvegandist.com.

I encourage those CVA members who know of other quality vegan foods for their dog or cat companions to share this information in the CVA e-newsletter by replying to this e-mail.

5. Today’s Sermon by Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman

When the Spirit Leads

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