Weekly Newsletter - August 27, 2014
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

  1. Activist Feedback
  2. Letter in the Conway Daily Sun 8/21/14
  3. Plant-Based Prevention Of Disease Conference
  4. This Week’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman
  5. Quaker Animal Kinship address

1. Activist Feedback
John, who leafleted at the DC Fest Christian Music Festival on 8/16, writes:
I spent 2 hours handing out booklets and talking to attendees as they arrived to the venue. I estimate handing out about 150 booklets. Several people I met were already vegetarian. It's always a blessing to perform outreach at this event on behalf of CVA. Thank you for the opportunity!
Upcoming Activist Opportunities
10/05/2014      TX, Dallas                   Mercy Me
10/11-12/14     CA, San Francisco      World Veg Festival
10/18/2014      MN, Saint Paul           Matthew West
10/25/2014      CO, Denver                 Matthew West
10/25/2014      OH, Lima                    Newboys
10-25-26/14     MA, Boston                Vegetarian Food Festival
10/19/2014      TX, Dallas                   Texas Veggie Far
11/01-02/14     AZ, Tucson                 VegFest Tucson
11/08/2014      WA, Seattle                David Crowder

2. Letter in the Conway Daily Sun, 8/21/14
Mr. Chrenko (7/29) correctly notes that the Inuit need to eat flesh to survive, but we who have plentiful nutritious, tasty plant foods have choices.
We could, like Mr. Chrenko choose to financially support the extreme abuses of today’s factory farms, which includes weeks or months of intensive confinement, mutilations without pain relief, and frustration of nearly every natural desire animals have. Factory farmers embrace whatever reduces costs, regardless of the cruelty involved.
Likewise, we could support an animal agribusiness enterprise that causes much more global warming, pollution, and land, water, and energy loss than a plant-based diet.
Further, we could eat meats that are heavily laden with saturated fats, hormones, and antibiotics known to increase the risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, certain cancers, or other conditions.
Or, we could choose a plant-based diet that, to the best of our ability, embraces the values most of share – compassion for animals, environmental protection, and preservation of our bodies. Mr. Chrenko asserts that God doesn’t make mistakes, but people make mistakes all the time.
Stephen R. Kaufman, MD

3. Plant-Based Prevention Of Disease Conference
The 1st annual national Plant-based Prevention Of Disease (P-POD) conference will be held in Asheville NC on Nov. 14-16, 2014. P-POD is a collaboration of nonprofits, accepting no funding, support or influence from any commercial interests. It is a 16-hour continuing education conference for health professionals, to which the general public is enthusiastically welcomed. For more information go to www.p-pod.org.

4. This Week’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman
Biblical History Lessons – Heavenly Will of God

5. Quaker Animal Kinship address
The full address of the Quaker Animal Kinship (see August 21, 2014) is: Quaker Animal Kinship, c/o Robert Ellwood, Treasurer, 14 Krotona Hill, Ojai, CA  93023.

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