Weekly Newsletter - November 5, 2015
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

  1. Activist Feedback
  2. Comment on: “Muddy Boots and a Cassock: A Commentary on Laudato Si, the Enclyclical Letter of Pope Francis”
  3. This Week’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman

1. Activist Feedback

Trevor, who tabled at the Orlando Veg Fest, writes:

A lot of people stopped by and picked up literature and DVDs. They were very glad that this booth was here at the Orlando Veg Fest. Lots of them also took photos of the CVA table, which has the website so that they could show their friends and families. One fellow wanted to chat a bit about the misconception that killing of an animal like a lamb would absolve a person of their sins. One woman loved the T-shirt and wanted to get one so I referred her to the website.

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2. Comment on: “Muddy Boots and a Cassock: A Commentary on Laudato Si, the Enclyclical Letter of Pope Francis” by Dr. Philip G. Hill

Dr. Hill notes that Pope Francis’ Encyclical letter Laudato Si offers very encouraging thoughts about the value of the environment and the individual beings living within it. In particular, Pope Francis recognizes the inter-dependence of all life. He identifies greed as a driving force behind ecological damage, and he notes that the poor are most vulnerable to environmental change.

Nonetheless, Pope Francis accepts the widespread Judeo-Christian belief that humans are unique creations with attributes that warrant humanity’s dominion (but not ruthless domination) of creation. Hill notes that modern science has contradicted this view of humanity. Further, Hill argues that this view lends itself to a humanocentric worldview, which tends to undermine efforts to confront the growing ecological crisis.

Read Hill’s thoughtful commentary.

Stephen R. Kaufman, MD

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

Honoring Saints - Encouraging Others

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