Weekly Newsletter from Christian Vegetarian Association CVA - March 27, 2019
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

  1. Activist Report
  2. The March-April Issue of “The Peaceable Table” Is Now Online
  3. All-Creatures.Org Ministry

1. Activist Report

Rick, Julie, Sara, Victoria, Nino, Hannah, Luis, Christopher, and Mikee leafleted at Winter Jam in Atlanta on March 16 and distributed an impressive 2,945 booklets. Great work, team!

2. The March-April Issue of “The Peaceable Table” Is Now Online

Contents include:

  • The Glimpse of the Peaceable Kingdom shows wildlife photographer Christ Du Plessis lying next to a friend, a semi-tame rescued cheetah named Mtombi.
  • The Quaker concept of a Concern goes back to the origins of the Society of Friends. The Editor's Corner Essay describes two basic Concerns, the first having to do with our rejection of all war and violence, the second to rejection of human slavery. Placing the animal Concern in the context of these two earlier Concerns may help us to understand what we are facing as we seek the abolition of all animal exploitation.
  • One of the NewsNotes tells the good news that the city council of Los Angeles has voted to ban the sale of commercial fur garments, the largest city in the US to do so. (Furs will still be saleable at secondhand shops.)
  • The Unset Gem, by Ruth Harrison, points out the irony that abuse of one animal by one person is considered cruelty, but when many persons abuse many animals, it is not only acceptable but stoutly defended.
  • 18th Century Quaker and vegetarian Joshua Evans is our Pioneer for this issue. He is remarkable for being an abolitionist of animal as well as human enslavement.
  • One of the Reviews features How to Be a Good Creature by the inimitable and very readable Sy Montgomery, who never met an animal she didn't love.
  • Soy Meat Stir-Fry, our Recipe selection for March-April, was created by Karen Borch, culinary artist and devoted defender of animals. It's delectable!
  • Emily Dickinson's Poem "Hope is the thing with feathers" presents a bird metaphor that can hearten us as we face seemingly insurmountable obstacles to freeing our (real) animal kin.

GO HERE to read any or all of this issue. (Hint to super-busy people...don't miss the "Glimpse of the Peaceable Kingdom.")

Toward the Day when none shall hurt or destroy,
Gracia Fay Ellwood, Editor

3. All-Creatures.Org Ministry

  • All-Creatures.org March 28 Newsletter which we hope you enjoy and share with others! Inside you’ll find: Which companies that have been declared to be "cruelty free" still contain animal-derived ingredients? … Resources to end ag-gag laws… Thousands of pheasants freed by ALF… What is an augmented reality zoo? ... USDA buys dogs and cats in China and feeds them to kittens in USDA labs… Support Vanda pharmaceutical who OPPOSES animal tests… Leo dies and we are reminded that ALL animals matter… and more!
  • Ezekiel Rolls with Sesame Seeds
  • Sermon from Rev. Frank Hoffman
    Animal Exploitation Needs Repentance

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