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CVA Weekly Newsletter
May 22, 2014

  1. New CVA Booklet
  2. This Week’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman
  3. Humorous Cartoon
  4. Commentary from a CVA Member in Cameroon

1. New CVA Booklet
We’re making significant changes in the CVA booklet, including a new title: Factory Farms: Would Jesus Approve? Please contact us at cva@christianveg.org if you’d like to review the text for the booklet. We welcome feedback!

2. This Week’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman
Peacemaking Children of God Will Free Creation from Corruption

3. Humorous Cartoon
Now That's a Duck Blind...

4. Commentary from a CVA Member in Cameroon
You owe it to yourself to enjoy the long lasting and healthy lifestyle you desire. You owe it yourself to enable all your loved ones to realize their dream of health for all, which is one of the United Nation Millennium Development Goals to be realized by 2015 and also that of the New Partnership for Africa's Development or NEPAD.
In Africa a lot of people don’t realize that a meat-based diet is responsible for the high rate of various health problems afflicting children, women, and men of all ages. In Cameroon, we were once taught that only people in western societies suffered from diseases such as diabetes, obesity, stroke, and high blood pressure, because they had the financial means to afford dairy products and meat in their meals. Today, one or two members of every household in Cameroon are suffering from the consumption of milk or eating bush meat or red meat.
It can be a challenge to change habits from a lifetime of eating and using animal products. However, our survival and effective functioning requires that we become vegans and get the micronutrients our body greatly depends on from plants.
How do we make the necessary change?

  1. Take it one step at a time. It is hard to suddenly become a vegan overnight and many people find that it is a gradual process.
  2.  Look for substitutes to dairy products, such as margarine as a substitute for butter.
  3.  Look for and go to vegan restaurants that sell vegan foods
  4.  Consult a doctor about supplements to ease into your new vegan lifestyle.
  5.  Find out about vegan recipes, for example at Recipes.
  6.  Familiarize yourself about nutrition.

Remember, God created us as vegetarians. He provided and ordered that humans should consume only plants for his survival. He knew that plants contain all the micronutrients needed by the human body to function well in order for humans to carry out the sacred duty of taking care of all other creatures.
Thank you
Philip Tah Fon
Representative of Catholic Concern for Animals in Cameroon, a British international animal charity

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