Weekly Newsletter - April 5, 2017
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

  1. Activist Feedback
  2. Lent and Learn
  3. Review: Life According to Ohad
  4. This Week’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman

1. Activist Feedback

Rick Hershey, who leafleted at Winter Jam in North Little Rock, AR, writes:

Chip and I handed out 3500 CVA booklets at the Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, AR.

Upcoming Activist Opportunities


04/08/2017 CA, Los Angeles Hillsong – Colour Conference US 2017
04/08/2017 FL, Fort Pierce Jars of Clay
04/08/2017 MO, Kansas City Chris Tomlin, Worship Night
04/08/2017 MN, Minneapolis The Very Next Thing Tour, Casting Crowns
04/09/2017 WA, Spokane Newsboys Love Riot Tour 2017
04/13/2017 MO, Springfield The Very Next Thing Tour, Casting Crowns
04/20/2017 SC, Charleston Needtobreathe
04/21/2017 AL, Birmingham Needtobreathe
04/21/2017 IL, Springfield Newsboys Love Riot Tour 2017
04/21/2017 TX, Grand Prairie Chris Tomlin, Worship Night
04/21/2017 NM, Albuquerque Mercy Me
04/22/2017 AZ, Phoenix Mercy Me
04/22/2017 CA, San Diego Matthew West
04/28/2017 CA, Los Angeles Mercy Me
05/04/2017 CO, Denver Matthew West
05/04/2017 WA, Seattle Chris Tomlin, Worship Night
05/05/2017 OR, Portland Chris Tomlin, Worship Night
05/07/2017 CA, Sacramento Chris Tomlin, Worship Night
05/07/2017 TX, San Antonio The Very Next Thing Tour, Casting Crowns
05/13/2017 TX, Houston Sisters, Celebrating the Art of friendship (Women of Faith)
05/30/2017 NY, NYC Mercy Me
06/16/2017 GA, Locust Grove Tenth Avenue North - AtlantaFest
06/23/2017 AZ, Prescott Valley Matthew West
07/02/2017 TN, Springfield Tenth Avenue North
07/21/2017 GA, Duluth Joyce Meyer Ministries Conference Tour
09/15/2017 CA, Fresno Sisters, Celebrating the Art of friendship (Women of Faith)
10/13/2017 IN, Indianapolis Joyce Meyer Ministries Conference Tour
11/2-7/2017 CA, Los Angeles Hillsong Conference
11/10/2017 NC, Charlotte Joyce Meyer Ministries Conference Tour


04/22/2017 MO, Kansas City Vegfest Kansas City
04/23/2017 CA, San Diego San Diego Earth Day
04/29/2017 NC, Charlotte Charlotte Vegfest 2017
04/29/2017 IN, Indianapolis Indy Vegfest
04/30/2017 MI, Novi Michigan Vegfest 2017
04/30/2017 CA, Lake Balboa Vegfest LA
05/06/2017 Canada, Ontario Hamilton – Veggie Fest
05/20-21/17 NY, NYC NYC Vegetarian Food Festival
06/01/2016 WI, Madison Mad City Vegan Fest 2017
06/03/2017 OH, Cleveland Cleveland Vegfest 2017
06/10/2017 NC, Asheville Asheville Veganfest
07/01/2017 IL, Wheaton Veggie Fest Chicago
07/22/2017 WA, Spokane Spokane Vegfest
07/22-23/17 CO, Golden VegFest Colorado
09/17/2017 OH, Columbus 2017 Ohio Vegfest
10/01/2017 CA, San Francisco World Veg Festival Weekend
10/14/2017 OR, Portland Portland VegFest
10/28/2017 FL, Orlando Central Florida VegFest
11/11/2017 GA, Atlanta Atlanta Veg Fest

2. Lent and Learn

CVA member Jennifer Nemeth, RN has prepared helpful materials to help people transition to a plant-based diet:

Lent and Learn: Revitalize your life, Beginning with Lent

3. Review: Life According to Ohad

This remarkable documentary follows the struggles of Ohad, an Israeli man in his early 30s whose dedication to animal rights results in conflicts with family, social isolation, and psychological distress when he witnesses animal neglect and abuse. Ohad is torn between his dedication to animal protectionism and his insistence that his family members become vegan, and his desire to connect with his family. His family, meanwhile, wants to re-establish close relations with Ohad while continuing to eat and live as they please. Consequently, family meals frequently include heated exchanges, as well as some very touching attempts to reconnect.

Ohad sees a direct connection between animal abuse on factory farms and at slaughterhouses and what befell the victims of the Holocaust. His analogies between both tragedies are provocative, particularly for his Jewish family and fellow Israelis, yet he does not refrain from speaking truth as he sees it. Determined to save animals by any means, including illegal activities, Ohad’s story forces us to consider what strategies are most effective. In particular, the film provides a good springboard for discussions about how to communicate the need for vegan living to people who do not share our compassion for nonhumans.

The documentary can be viewed for $5 at http://www.ohad-doc.com/, and 25% of film receipts are being donated to assist in the development of cultured (also known as “clean”) meat.

Stephen R. Kaufman, MD

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

God Sees Our Intent

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