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Teleseminar for Animal Activists

by Lisa Levinson

“Channeling Compassion into Action” Many people are waking up to the urgent need to create a more harmonious and conscientious global humanity. As animal advocates, we are well aware of the enormity of animal suffering worldwide and we are called to do something about it! In the process, we may experience burnout and exhaustion. The […]

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Why Burnout Matters

by Dallas Rising

  IDA invites you to read this column on our Sustainable Activism Blog by guest blogger Dallas Rising, executive director of the Animal Rights Coalition and member of IDA’s Council of Sustainable Activism. Imagine you’re feeling on fire with your activism. You’ve got momentum, energy, and excitement. You have activist friends you care about and […]

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Upgraded Vegan Spirituality Conference Calls

by Lisa Levinson

In English, Second Sunday of every month – March 8 In Spanish, Fourth Sunday of every month – March 22 Last month, IDA hosted our first Vegan Spirituality Conference Calls in English with “Peace to All Beings” author Judy Carman and in Spanish with vegan activist Ligia Monzoni. We’ve upgraded to a more powerful platform […]

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Vegan Empowerment

by Veronique Perrot

  IDA invites you to read this column on our Sustainable Activism Blog by guest blogger Veronique Perrot, reprinted with permission from her blog, “Vegan Empowerment: Empowering the Vegan Community Through Writing and Art.” A fellow activist recently wrote her next outreach event was going to be her last. She was obviously experiencing burnout and […]

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IDA Launches Animal Activist Helpline

by Nadia Schilling

IDA is excited to announce that we’re launching an Animal Activist Helpline as part of our Sustainable Activism Campaign! This service is the very first of its kind, offering free self-help resources and emotional support for animal activists. Our goal is to help animal activists gain clarity on their missions, work effectively and efficiently, create […]

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Building Bridges

by Denise Papas

  IDA invites you to read this column on our Sustainable Activism Blog by guest blogger Denise Papas, a freelance television producer/writer who specializes in biographies. Denise is featuring members of our Council of Sustainable Activism to introduce them to our supporters. Paul Gorski is an associate professor of Integrative Studies at George Mason University, […]

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Monthly Vegan Spirituality Conference Calls

by Lisa Levinson

Starting: February 25 (Spanish), March 8 (English) Join In Defense of Animals for a monthly Vegan Spirituality Conference Call, part of our Sustainable Activism Campaign offering emotional and spiritual resources for animal activists. Calls will explore veganism as a spiritual practice via speakers, group discussions, and guided meditations. You can simply listen or participate with […]

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Introducing Judy Carman

by Denise Papas

IDA invites you to read this column on our Sustainable Activism Blog by guest blogger Denise Papas, a freelance television producer/writer who specializes in biographies. Papas is featuring members of our Council of Sustainable Activism to introduce them to our supporters. Judy McCoy Carman, M.A. is a former counselor and program director for mental health […]