Weekly Newsletter - March 11, 2015
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

  1. Winter Jam Leafleting Report
  2. This Week’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman
  3. The March Peaceable Table Is Now Online

1. Winter Jam Leafleting Report

Leafleter extraordinaire Rick Hershey, with friends, had major success at recent Winter Jam events. Below are his reports:

Tulsa: Chip and I handed out 2400 CVA booklets at BOK Center in cold weather mostly to kids at Winter Jam today. That was 60 less than last year, but the weather was nice last year.

Springfield: Michael, Chip, and I handed out 3000 CVA booklets mostly to kids at Winter Jam today.

Wichita: Chip and I handed out 4200 CVA booklets mostly to kids today. I believe that this was a record high for us at a Winter Jam. We enjoyed pleasant weather for a change.

Upcoming Activist Opportunities

03/19/2015 SC, N Charleston Third Day
03/20/2015 TN, Knoxville Third Day
03/20/2015 IN, Indianapolis Winter Jam 2015
03/21/2015 OH, Columbus Third Day
03/22/2015 TN, Memphis Winter Jam 2015
03/22/2015 MI, Grand Rapids Third Day
03/26/2015 CO, Co. Springs Rock and Worship Roadshow Mercy Me
03/28/2015 FL, Tallahassee Third Day
03/29/2015 FL, W.Palm Beach Third Day
04/11/2015 NC, Fayetteville Casting Crowns
04/16/2015 MO, Kansas City Third Day
04/17/2015 IL, Chicago Third Day
04/18/2015 PA, Pittsburgh Third Day
04/19/2015 OH, Toledo Third Day
04/23/2015 AL, Huntsville Casting Crowns
04/24/2015 IL, Peoria Casting Crowns
04/25/2015 IN, Anderson Casting Crowns
04/25/2015 NY, Albany Third Day
06/14/2015 CO, Morrison Third Day
06/27/2015 FL, Miami Xtreme Christian Music Conference
08/4//2015 TN, Nashville Casting Crowns
10/22-24/15 New Jersey Hillsong Conference


3/21/2015 WA, Seattle Vegfest 2015
03/28/2015 MA, Northampton Pioneer Valley VegFest
03/29/2015 NY, NYC Veggie Parade
04/04/2015 TX, Austin VegFest 2015
04/19/2015 MI, Novi VegFest
05/9-10/15 LA, New Orleans NOLA Veggie Fest
06/20-21/15 CO, Golden Vegfest Colorado
06/27/2015 WI, Madison Mad City Vegan Fest

2. This Week’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman

Killing Messengers of God

3. The March Peaceable Table Is Now Online

Contents include:

  • The Glimpse of the Peaceable Kingdom shows a Puerto Rican human and the crocodile he befriended twenty years earlier playing together.
  • The Editor's Corner Essay,"Don't Impose Your Ideas on Me," discusses the process by which marginal ideas such as ours--that animals are kin and not commodities--become mainstream.
  • Animals, far from being our inferiors, are "living by voices that we shall never hear," as we are reminded in theUnset Gem.
  • One of theNewsNotescalls our attention to the change of heart of gifted songwriter Renee King-Sonnen, who, after marrying a rancher, opened her heart to the animals and persuaded her spouse to do likewise. They are now converting their ranch into a sanctuary.
  • The late Norm Phelps, activist, historian, and religious studies scholar, tells his story inMy Pilgrimage.
  • "Moosewood's Easiest Chocolate Cake" may not be the epitome of whole-plant nutrition, but this vegan treat is undeniably delectable. Check out the Recipe section.

To read this issue, go to Vegetarian Friends' website.

Toward the Peaceable Kingdom,
Gracia Fay Ellwood, Editor

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