The seventh-century Christian mystic Saint Isaac the Syrian
asks, "What is a charitable heart? It is a heart which is burning with love for
the whole creation, for men, for the birds, for the beasts . . . for all
creatures. He who has such a heart cannot see or call to mind a creature without
his eyes being filled with tears by reason of the immense compassion which
seizes his heart; a heart which is softened and can no longer bear to see or
learn from others of any suffering, even the smallest pain being inflicted upon
a creature. That is why such a man never ceases to pray for the animals . . .
moved by the infinite pity which reigns in the hearts of those who are becoming
united with God."
+ The Diet From God
- blog about our obligations to our fellow creatures and to talk about
issues of animal sentience and how our daily decisions affect animals. + Father Frank
Mann's Awakening to Compassion for Animals - April 2013 + What do the major religions
say about veg*ism? - April 2013 + Veganism = Religion? - March
2013 + Linzey Sermon - Where Are the
Churches? - September 2012 + Into the Tar Pit of
Religion - June 2012 + The Peaceable Kingdom -
Reflections of A Christian Vegan - May 2012 + Who Stole My Religion? by
Richard Schwartz - Jan 2012 + Obscene
Behavior - Jan 2012 + Speciesism and Veganism:
Transcending Politics and Religion - Nov. 2011 + Animal-based diets
are inconsistent with basic religious values - Nov. 2011 + Where are the Churches? -
October 2011 + The Dark Side of Religious
Belief - Oct 2011 + Government and Church
Inaction Allows Animal Cruelty to Thrive - 9/11 + Animal Ministry
Presentation - 8/2011 + First, kill all the
prairie dogs - 7/2011 + The Vatican and Animal Rights
+ Ban on Religious Slaughter
without Stunning - 4/2011 + Animals and Souls -
1/2011 + Bardot group campaigns against
halal animal slaughter - 1/2011 + Example of AR Actions in
Church Setting - 11/2010 + Anti-Animal
Advocacy Cliches - 11/10 + Religious Excuse for
Barbarity - 11/10 + Vegetarian and Vegan
Religions - Summary - 11/10 + Oxford
Theologian's Work for Animals Honoured - 9/10 + Minister
calls for zoos to be closed - 5/10
+ Do Animals Have Souls? - 4/10 + To Ministers ~ Alternatives to
Releasing Balloons, Doves, Butterflies - 3/10 + Viewing Animal Suffering with
+ In the Afterlife, Are All Creatures Equal? + Animals & Religion
+ Religious Leaders Meet to Protect
Animals - Nov 2007
Religious Proclamation for Animal Compassion
-- Animal Rights Sound Bites for Conversations with Christians.
+ Evangelicals are embracing animal rights
Quotes about religion and animals:
+ Ark & Covenant
-- The Ark and the Covenant: Living in Godly
Relationship, by D. Farrington
+ Faith Goes Green - in Tucson Arizona
+ Ten Commandments for Animals from Christian
+ Religious Quotes
Creatures of Our God and King: What God's Word Says About Animals by
+ Animal Chaplains - July 2007
+ And God Gave Them Dominion' - June 2009
Churches + Unitarians
Declare for Animals - March 2013 + animal-protection-ministries.pdf
+ AR Church
-- Episcopal Church embraces all
ENAW General Convention 2009
+ Creatures Ministry
-- God's Creatures Ministry. Web page link. + Christian Vegetarian -- a Christian
ministry promoting animal rights
+ Ahimsa Explained + An
+ A Papal Mercy - How the Vatican Views Animals
+ Catholic Concern for Animals - has a new,
flourishing US branch
+ The Anglican Church's Position --
Stewardship: Protection from Cruelty
+ Church 4 Chickens
Church Up to Its Ears in Chicken
+ Diocese of Easton -- Ministry to:
work with those who are lonely frail, elderly, or needy;
take on a responsibility of regular intercessory
prayer for all of creation; protect and nurture the
natural environment caring especially for orphaned or injured wild birds and
+ AR &
Mormons -- Perspectives on animal rights in Utah Valley
+ Church Saves Pets -- 2005. Thibodaux church sheltering pets,
by Millie Ball
+ The Texas Episcopalian -- Sept 2005. New gospel gives ‘paws’ to faith stories
+ Theosophy -- The Theosophical Society of America
+ The Peace Abbey
This is where Emily the cow, who received publicity when she escaped the slaughterhouse -- lived out her life among
other animal friends who also escaped.
+ Quakers for
Animals + Vishnoi Philosophy
+ Tell the World about Jainism
+ Buddhism and
Animals -- Articles on Buddhism and Animal
"The Vegan Question";
A Buddhist nun is asking vegans for their feedback.
+ Shabkar promotes vegetarianism as a way of life for Buddhists of all schools. It is based on the teachings of Shabkar Tsodruk Rangdrol (1781-1851), a Tibetan yogi who espoused vegetarianism. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
+ Exploring Christian Perspectives on Animal
+ For Love of Animals: Christian
Ethics, Consistent Action
+ Considering Christian ethics for how we treat
animals + What Is Dominion? + Will Pope Francis, like
his namesake, be a voice for animals? + How can so
many Christians be indifferent to animal suffering? + Joel Freedman: Was Jesus a
pioneer of animal-rights, vegetarian activism? + Jesus said to
eat no meat:
download flv file:
JESUS_LET NO FLESH MEAT ENTER YOUR MOUTHS + Preaching the
Gospel of Violence + An Advent
Reflection on God and Animal Cruelty + The
Silent Seers - Advent Poem + Gospel of the
Vegetarian Christ + Discussion of the word
"Dominion" in the Bible + Jesus Christ - The First Animal Rights
Activist + Animal Protection
Ministries: A Guide for Churches : The Humane Society of the United States
+The American Scientific Affiliation describes itself as a "fellowship of Christians in science." It is based in Ipswich, Mass. Its Web site includes the writings of members who reconcile their faith with the use of laboratory animals. Search under "animal rights." Contact 978-356-5656.
+ Animal Families is a ministry that promotes the caring stewardship of animals as a biblical principle. It is a division of Russell Ministries. Contact email@example.com.
+ Catholic Concern for Animals in the United States would like to increase animal rights and animal welfare activism within the Catholic Church. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
+The Christian Bowhunters of America is based in Greenville, Ohio, and promotes Christianity among bowhunters. Its statement of faith includes biblical verses that it says support hunting. It maintains a list of chapters nationwide. Contact 937-548-0623.
+The Christian Deer Hunters Association is based in Silver Lake, Minn., and encourages the hunting of deer as a means to Christian fellowship and faith. Tom Rakow is its founder. Contact 320-327-2266, email@example.com.
+The Christian Hunters and Anglers Association seeks to encourage men to adopt an outdoor lifestyle as a way of deepening their Christian faith. The association, which is based in Tyler, Texas, advocates and engages in the hunting of animals. Contact 903-312-7390.
+The Christian Vegetarian Association promotes the practice of vegetarianism as a Christian principle. It is based in Cleveland and has a British chapter as well. Contact 216-283-6702, firstname.lastname@example.org.
+The Episcopal Network for Animal Welfare is a volunteer organization of clergy and lay people within the Episcopal Church who would like to raise awareness of animal welfare in Episcopal congregations. It maintains a list of "animal-friendly" congregations. Contact Sue Grisham, email@example.com.
+ The Healing Species provides classroom curricula and programs that bring rescued animals into schools in the belief that engaging children with animals will teach them compassion and prevent animal cruelty. Its Web site includes a statement of belief in a "Higher Power," "Creator" and "Lord." Cheri Brown Thompson is its founder and director. It is based in Orangeburg, S.C. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
+The Universal Equalitarian Church is based on the principle that all species are created equal. It is based in Lamar, Mo. Contact 417-398-2800, email@example.com.
+ Universal Life is a Christian community that takes animal rights and welfare as one of its main concerns. Its American community is based in Woodbridge, Conn. Contact 800-846-2691.
+ Vegetarian Friends is a Quaker organization dedicated to helping Quakers and others keep a vegetarian diet. The group publishes a monthly journal, The Peaceable Table, whose editor is Gracia Fay Ellwood. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
+ St. Francis of Assisi + Christ Led Like A Sheep to Slaughter + Bible Study Topic + Churches Debate Heaven for Dogs - humorous
+ No Hamburger in Heaven + Lawsuit
To Determine If Dogs Have Souls - January 2012
+ Animal Souls + Animals
and Their Souls
+ More on Animal Souls
+ Benedict XVI Continues Tradition of Papal Concern
+ Letter to Pope Benedict XVI - October
+ Bible Translation
-- The attitudes of some of the biblical translators, and other Christian
interpreters, towards animals.
By John Eaton + Jesus Was a Vegetarian
(video) + Was Jesus a
Vegetarian? by Akers + Was Jesus a
Vegetarian? by Pasha
+ God 2 Noah
-- The Bible practically has a "Thou shalt be vegan" commandment.
Old Testament --
Do Old Testament Religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Mormonism) Affect
Animal Rights? The Reverend Teresa Corrigan, B.A.,
Discrediting the Bible
(to those who tell us passages in the Bible mean only what THEY say it means)
The Bible's Unholy Origins
by Robert L.
Johnson. Also, 8 pages of Absurdities, Inconsistencies, Errors, Flaws,
Humanists, Bad Precepts, Problems, and Vulgarities in the Bible
Boomer Bible --
Bible by R.F. Laird -- humorous or sacrilege, depending
Hinduism + Zed urges Hindus for vow of
animal compassion on Naga-panchami
+ Hindu AR Philosophy
H indu - VSPCA
+ Hindu Vegetarianism
Hindu Vegetarianism 2
+ Hindus -- Why Hindus
Don't Eat Meat
+The Lakshmi Cow Sanctuary in Bangor, Pa., rescues cows headed for slaughter because, among other things, "cows are dear to Lord Krishna." Its founder is Sankar Sastri. Contact 610-599-8824, email@example.com.
- November 2013
+ AR in Islam
- July 2013
+ Book released on animal rights in Islam
- Jan 2013 + https://www.facebook.com/BeMuslimBeVeganBeProud - Feb 2012 + Muslims Declare Jihad on Dogs
+ Animal Advocacy and Islam - July 2011
+ Activist Relies on Islam to Fight for Animal
Rights + Muslim Veg Americans: Islam's animal rights
ambassadors + Animal Sacrifice in Islam + Eating Meat Is Not Islamic + Animal Rights Present in Islam
Islam Animal Books
+ Islamic Concerns.org
+ Islamic Teachings.pdf
Islam & Animal Rights
Animal Rights and Islam. Saudi Gazette. 22 December 2008. Animal rights in
Islam. ANIMALS, like humans, are the creation of Allah. Prophet Muhammad (peace
be upon him) was not only sent as a mercy to mankind but also to all living
creatures. Full article:
+ All-creatures.org promotes veganism, vegetarianism and a "cruelty-free lifestyle" based on Judeo-Christian teachings and ethics. It is run by the Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman Family Foundation and is based in Athens, N.Y. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
+The Noah Alliance posts online resources dealing with the protection of endangered species from various faith perspectives. Suellen Lowry is program director. Contact 707-826-1948, email@example.com.
+The Society of Ethical and Religious Vegetarians promotes a plant-based diet in the belief that vegetarianism is consistent with religious teachings. Its pamphlet on vegetarianism and world religions traces support for a plant-based diet in religious scriptures and teachings. Richard Schwartz is coordinator. Contact 718-761-5876, RSchw12345@aol.com.
JEWISH - October 2013 + Orthodox
Rabbi throws down on fur - Jan 2013
animal cruelty runs afoul of Judaism
+ Shamayim V'Aretz, Rabbi David Rosen on
Vegetarianism & Jewish Law + R eaction to Anti
Kaporos + Jewish Veg is the Web site of Jewish Vegetarians of North America. It is dedicated to promoting vegetarianism among Jews by linking it to Halakhah (Jewish law). Richard Schwartz is the president of Jewish Vegetarians of North America, which is based in Newport News, Va. Contact via the Web site.
+ Halal Interpretations Vary
+ Ethical Kapparot" Urged by Editor of Jewish Journal +Jews for Animal Rights promotes the vegetarian teachings of Rabbi Avraham Kuk, the first chief rabbi of Israel , through Micah Publications, its publishing arm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
+ Mormons for Animals and BYU Vegetarians are two organizations of students, faculty and others affiliated with Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Christopher Foster is faculty adviser to both. Contact 801-623-0525, email@example.com or advisor@BYUvegetarians.org.
7th Day Adventist and Health
+The Culture of Life Community describes itself as "a social-spiritual media, education, and commerce network designed to support individuals, communities, and the world to move from the predatory, exploitive consciousness of the culture of death to the Culture of Life, a loving lifestyle based on alive spirituality, alive people, alive relationships, alive parenting, alive food, and alive earth." It includes the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Patagonia, Ariz., and was founded by Dr. Gabriel Cousens. Contact 866-394-2520.
+ Animal Chaplains offers spiritual services, resources and information for clergy and laypeople about animals. It was founded by Nancy Cronk, an ordained Universal Life Church minister. Its Web site includes a list of animal chaplains around the country. Contact 303-766-3123, firstname.lastname@example.org.
+ Unitarian Universalists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals promotes animal rights and welfare issues among members of the Unitarian Universalist Association. It is based in Burlington, Vt. Contact via the Rev. LoraKim Joyner at email@example.com.
LATTER DAY SAINTS + Church
of the Latter Day Aints
Sermons and Prayers + Prayers
suitable for use in church or other gatherings at the illness or death of
Companion, Service, or other Beloved Animals + A
Form for Prayers of the People during Creation Season + Prayers
of the People on the theme of Water + Prayers
of the People for the Season of Creation 2008 + Creation
Collects and Propers 9-29-11
+ Burial Office for a Beloved
+ Lord, have mercy + PB
Sermon + Prayers
for Rogation Day & the Blessing of Soil + A
Rogation Day Procession and Liturgy + Suggested
readings & resources for St + Introduction
to the Propers and Collects.docx
- pet prayers
+ http://www.beliefne t.com/Love- Family/ (Pet Prayer's
link goes to Healing prayers)
+ Prayer for Animals
+ Saint Basil's Prayer
+ Liturgies for Commemorations and Burials of Animals
+ MP St.
Francis- bless animals draft2-20-11-2
+ Christmas Prayers for Animals.pdf
Caring For Creation. pdf -- Discussion
Guide for Congregations
+ A Christian view on animal testing
Newman Sermon --
The Catholic Study for
The Ultimate Scapegoat
by Rev. Rebecca
+ Easter Sermon
Easter is About Creation
by Rev. Rebecca
Reflections on Jesus and the Donkey: A Triumphal Entry? by Rev. Rebecca
-- Animal Sacrifice and Liberation: Implications of the Atonement,
by Rev. Rebecca
+ AR Prayers
-- Some prayers that include animals
+ Blessing Animals -- A Service For the
Blessing of Animals
+ Prayer -- Prayer for Ecological
-- Discussion on Helping, and "Dandelions Like Me"
The Chicken & The Egg -- by Peter Sawtell, Executive
Director of Eco-Justice Ministries
+ Essays by
Peter Sawtell -- A dozen assorted Essays
by Rev. Peter Sawtell
Peaceable Kingdom -- by Rev. Susan Durber, 1998
+ Lenten Fast from Violence -- ENAW, 2005
+ Lent -- 2003 Sermon delivered by the Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld
+ Prayers and
Liturgy for Animals -- .pdf file
+ Jesus Was A Vegan
-- This book raises many interrelated important issues in life.
+ Good Friday and Vegan Jesus
+ Religion and Vegetarianism
+ Why Be Vegetarian
+ Vegetarianism: Recommended in Vedic
+ Living Toward the Peaceable Kingdom
+ Rabbi Yossi Feintuch says vegetarianism is a
religious ideal - July '08
+ Vegan Church
+ Links to Vegetarianism and Religions -
+ Is Eating Meat A Catholic Sin? - Interview with
Bruce Friedrich, 2004
+ Does God Support Factory Farms?
+ God Does Not Eat Meat - December 2006
No Hamburgers in Heaven
-- Interview with Dr. Stephen Webb
+ Were Jesus of Nazareth & Early Christians
Vegs -- Christians and
Vegetarianism, by Rev. John Dear.
+ Jesus - Veg
-- Jesus was a vegetarian and a raw-foodist.
Ethical Vegetarianism -- The Concept and Practice of Ethical Vegetarianism
as Consistent with New Testament Themes.
Christian Vegetarians --
Who's Who in early Christian vegetarians
Vegetarians -- List of famous quotes
Interview with author Richard Schwartz --
Judaism and Vegetarianism.
in Bible -- Vegetarianism: Supported in the
+ Bible-vegetarian -- Debating the
Bible and vegetarianism
Eating of Meat --
and the Eating of Meat by Jerry Friedman.
Also Catholicism, and Animals.
+ Jews ban beef to save the world? - November
jewish veg booklet72.pdf -- A Case for Jewish Vegetarianism
+ A Sacred Duty - movie
+ Jewish Vegetarians?
-- 18 Reasons Jews Shouldn't Be Vegetarians (And Why They're Wrong)
Interfaith -- Interfaith Movement
Urges Shift to Vegetarianism by
Richard H. Schwartz
+ Preaches -- Rev. George Malkmus Preaches
+ Rabbi On Veg -- First Hamburger.
A guilt-ridden carnivore makes the spiritual case for vegetarianism.
Jewish Vegetarians of North America has made a
film, A Sacred Duty. We plan to post the film in segments or in its entirety on the internet.
If anyone would like a copy (or several) for viewing/showing/sharing, please contact John Diamond at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is more info on the film:
+ Religious Testimony Regarding Animals
+ Dalai Lama
Dalai Lama campaigns for wildlife
Lama KFC -- Sept 2005. KFC Abandons Plans to Enter Tibet.
+ PETA Rabbis -- April 2006. Rabbi's make PETA
+ Pope Quotes --
Animal-related quotes from Popes and Cardinals
More in the MS Excel spreadsheet here:
Traditional Religious Values -
The Meaning of Compassion - 2010
Dominion Trumps Oreo's Law - 2010
Crimes of the Pope - 2010
Say NO to Clergy Endorsed Hunting -2010
Animals and Religion Conference!
- 2010 Dante's Hell
Faith - by Barry + The Anthropomorphic Fallacy Mira Fong
+ God Spoke to Me: He Said "Stop Fucking With My
Creations!" - Apr 09
+ Animal Advocacy (bridging a gulf between the
Church and the outside world) - April 2009. Sue (ENAW).
+ Freedom of Religion Should Not Curtain
Freedom of Speech - April 2009
+ "Doctrine of Demons": Attacks on Animal
+ Why Don't Churches
Teach Compassion for Animals - 2 page pdf file
presentation. 153 Kb, 45 slides. Preparing Churches and Communities
to be Compassionate Stewards of Animals
+ Purim and Vegetarianism
+ Why Jesus
favors mustard seed-sized ministry
+ Resolution on Judaism and Fur
+ Some Rabbis Protest Kapparot Use of Chickens -
+ Jewish Teachings Against Cruelty to
+ The Christian and Animal Suffering - by Rev.
Canon Arthur Fielder
+ Why People Kill Animals - Interview about the last 2000 years.
+ Little Black Dog
-- Poem. I wonder if Christ had a little black dog....
+ Theology & Animals -- Feb 2006. Thinking
Theologically About Animals
Religion: Friend or Foe
of Animal Activism? by Richard Schwartz & Rabbi Dovid Sears.
+ Schwartz -- The Custom of Kapparot in the Jewish
Tradition, by R. Schwartz
+ Rabbi Gershom
+ Dog Who Helped -- Nov '05.
The Dog Who Helped Parishioners Renew Relationships with God.
+ AW Ecumenical
-- Animal Welfare Ecumenical Service 2005
-- Fledgling Ministry Challenges Animal Testing
+ 10 Commandments
- The Ten Commandments For Caring For Animals, by
Animals Have Souls
-- Pope Said: "Animals Too Have Souls, Just
+ Do Animals Deserve -- Do Animals Deserve
Rights? How should Christians think about AR?
+ Stewardship of the Animals --
by Episcopal Diocese of Washington + A nimal's
Soul - Pope John Paul II
+ Do Animals Have
Souls? -- Do Animals Have Souls?
G. Koukl Here's proof
A Dog's Soul -- poem
Mary Tucker -- Making the Ground Holy
+ Our Debt to Animals -- from ENAW
+ Catholic A W --
Christmas without cruelty,
by Deborah Jones
+ AR & Christianity: A
Historical & Theological Discourse --
by Toby K'berle
+ Ancient History Of Animals In Gods Kingdom
+ Christian Love for Animals
+ Religion & Fur --
Religion and the Morality of Wearing Fur
+ On Hunters -- April 2006. On Christian
Meat Turns Religious -- July 9, 2005. New crusade against eating meat turns religious
+ Religious War --
Listen Up, You Christo-Fascist Bullies -- You Apostles Of Perpetual
Psychosis -- It's High Time Somebody Called You Out, by Phil Rockstroh
+ Jews_Xians_Hunting --
When it comes to the matter of hunting, there is a wide divergence between Jewish and Christian tradition.
Grasping the Depth of Time as a Step in Understanding Evolution,
by V. Klinkenborg
+ Common arguments
-- regarding atheism
Rejection of Pascal's Wager - Rejection of Pascal's Wager -
Pope & animals --
Pope John Paul II taught love for animals (philosophy / religion)
Pope and Cats --
Pope John Paul II had a dream about homeless cats (philosophy / religion)
Is God for Animals? -- Is God on the Animals+Side?
Bird hunting a Christian Paradox? -- Bird hunting: a Christian paradox?
by Phil Humphries
Jewish View -- The Bible and Vegetarianism -- a
+ Rabbi's Compassion for Animals - LTE May 2008
+ Rosh Hashanah -- Oct 2005. Thoughts on
this Jewish Holiday, by Rina Deych
Passover -- Passover and
Vegetarianism By Richard H. Schwartz
Perfect Philo -- Basic Philosophy -- Compassion and Ethics
Equalitarian -- Equalitarian Religion
Common Religion -- Declaration
On the Basis of the Common Religion
+ Quotes -- Animal
friendly quotes related to religion and faith.
Atheist Quotes -- Atheist Quotes from web site "War On Faith"
Pets in Heaven --
Pets in Heaven
Humane Religion? --
Humane Religion. What religious leaders
must consider and understand.
The Animal Liberation Movement and Global
Spirituality, by Dr. Mira Foung
-- Article by the American Humanist Association
Catholicism, and AR
-- Debate about Pope John Paul II's comments
Religion and the right to use animals
Blitz Angers Religious Groups -- by Lisa Haddock
Healing with Animals -- by Jan
Catholic Urges Compassion for Animals
-- by Jan Fredericks
Faith Requires Compassion Toward Animals --
by Richard Schwartz
+ 8 minute evolution -- video .wmv,
Carl Sagan's vision
+ God and Animals
-- In Defence of Creation
+ Religion & Animals
Links to Religion, Prayers, Souls, Spirituality and
+ Animal Theology Links
jesusveg/popular -- Blessed are the Merciful
-- Christianity and Vegetarianism
Islamic Concern -- Islam and
Jesus veg -- Jewish Perspective
Answering-Christianity.com - Islam and animal cruelty.
O'Hair vs. Huxley - A Totally Misdirected Attack
- Defining the word Agnostic
(even though they don't allow unsaved
people to view their site or come within a 10-mile radius
of their 150-thousand acre, 27.5 billion dollar, Christian
campus in Freehold, Iowa):
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