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2 June 2010 Issue

1. All-Creatures.org is on Facebook

2. Dr. Deborah Jones Presentation in Cleveland, OH

3. Disturbing Video

4. Last Month for Ohio Members to Get Signatures

5. Activist Feedback

1. All-Creatures.org Is on Facebook

To sign up, go to http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=125369370825688&ref=ts .

2. Dr. Deborah Jones Presentation in Cleveland, OH

The CVA is pleased to host a presentation by Dr. Deborah Jones at Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights, 2860 Coventry Road, Shaker Heights, OH on Tuesday, June 15 at 7:30 PM in room 102. Dr. Jones will discuss “Is Eating Meat a Moral Issue for Christians?” She is General Secretary of Catholic Concern for Animals (www.catholic-animals.org), a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics (directed by Revd Professor Andrew Linzey), and author of The School of Compassion: A Roman Catholic Theology of Animals and other books.

3. Disturbing Video

This week Mercy for Animals released undercover video of farm workers abusing cows and calves in Ohio. It is very disturbing – perhaps too disturbing for some people. I think it illustrates that the brutal conditions of modern farms brutalize people. To view the video, go to http://www.mfablog.org/2010/05/new-mfa-investigation-ohio-dairy-farm-brutality.html.

4. Last Month for Ohio Members to Get Signatures

We need our Ohio members to gather signatures for an important ballot initiative. Petitions must be submitted at the end of June, so it’s now or never if you want to help get this on the ballot. To learn more, go to www.ohiohumane.com.

5. Activist Feedback

Yvonne LeGrice, who leafleted at Acquire the Fire in Portland, OR on 4/24, writes:

I just wanted to give some feedback on our leafleting last weekend. Jessica, Stephanie, and I leafleted at the start of the last session of the day for 1.5 hours. We distributed 982 leaflets. Jessica related that a girl who took the pamphlet and then turned back around to me and said, "This is cool! I'm a vegetarian!"

Stephanie said that she noticed a number of people already looking at the leaflet and making comments. Some were: "Of course Jesus ate meat." "I don't know, these days he probably wouldn't." "No I don't think Jesus would eat meat." "Maybe we shouldn't eat meat anymore." And a couple of girls who walked by said, "Hey, I'll become a vegetarian, if you do" "Yeah, lets!" One girl ran to her group and shouted, "Guess what? I'm going to become a vegetarian!" Then there was a middle aged woman who approached me and said, "Thank you for doing this!" And an adolescent boy who stopped in line and said, "Give me a high five!" And one person said, "God bless you." Of course, there were the negative comments too, but she said that overall Christian teenagers are a polite and receptive group of kids..

Upcoming Activist Opportunities  

06/9 TX Lubbock Thousand Foot Krutch Christian Rock Concert

06/11 CA Redlands Thousand Foot Krutch Christian Rock Concert

06/11 DC Washington Tikkun Conference (w/ Fr. John Dear)

06/12 MN Blaine Joyful Noise Family Fest

06/12 CO Burlington Mikes Chair Christian Rock Concert

06/12 CA Irvine FishFest Christian Rock Concert

06/12 PA Quarryville Witness Festival 2010 Christian Music Festival

06/13 VA Williamsburg Glory in the Gardens Christian Rock Fest

06/13-07/17 AL Orange Beach Student Life Christian Camp

06/14-18 FL Fort Walton Beach Unhindered Christian Rock Concert

06/16-19 KY Wilmore Ichthus Festival 2010 "BeCause" Christian Rock Fest

06/19 MA Holyoke TABLE Sustainable Energy Summit 2010

06/19 VA Richmond TABLE Richmond Vegetarian Festival

06/19 NJ Newark McDonald's Gospelfest

06/19 NJ Newark 3rd Annual McDonald’s Gospelfest

06/19 AR Hot Springs Skillet Christian Rock Concert

06/20 VA Williamsburg Glory in the Gardens Christian Rock Fest

6/21 TX Lindale Teen Mania Acquire the Fire

06/21-25 FL Deland Student Life Conference

06/23-26 OH Mineral City Alive 10 Christian Music Festival

06/24-26 MI Gaylord Big Ticket Festival Christian Rock Fest

06/24-07/4 WI Milwaukee Summerfest 2010

06/25 WI Green Bay Building 429 Christian Rock Concert

06/27 VA Williamsburg Glory in the Gardens Christian Rock Fest

06/28-7/3 IL Bushnell HUGE! Cornerstone Christian Rock Fest

06/30 ID Nampa God and Country Festival

06/30-07/3 PA Mt Union HUGE Creation Fest No East

07/1 PA Shirleysburg SEABIRD Christian Rock Concert

07/2-6 MN Harriett Island Taste of Minnesota Festival

07/3 CA Norwalk Leeland Christian Rock Concert

07/6-07/10 VA Doswell KingsFest

08/20-21 TX Dallas Women of Faith Conference

09/4-5 NJ Frenchtown HUGE! Revelation Generation Music Fest           

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/  

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