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Spiritual Veganism

by Lisa Levinson

    IDA invites you to explore veganism as a spiritual practice at our 6th annual Vegan Spirituality Retreat in Philly on September 19th and to enjoy this Sustainable Activism Blog on “Spiritual Veganism” by guest blogger and Quantum Buddhist Greg Lawson. For information about the upcoming retreat, please visit us here. “To become vegetarian […]

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Animal Activist Mentor Line Extends Hours

by Lisa Levinson

  Thanks to everyone who returned our recent Activist Survey! We listened to your feedback and are now extending our operating hours to include weekdays. On Monday, August 24th, we will extend our open hours to include Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday afternoons/evening as well as Saturday mornings. For details, visit: www.idausa.org/mentor If you haven’t sent […]

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Meditation Helps Activists

by Lisa Levinson

  Our Sustainable Activism Tip of the week comes from “The World Peace Diet” author Dr. Will Tuttle, who shares the importance of having a regular meditation practice. He encourages activists to meditate as a profound resource for inner peace and emotional stability as we advocate for animal liberation. Thanks to Dr. Tuttle for sharing […]

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Celebrate Victories

by Lisa Levinson

  Our Sustainable Activism Tip of the week comes from Plant Peace Daily and VegFund co-founder Rae Sikora, who reminds us to celebrate victories along our journey towards animal liberation. This week several victories were announced! In the wake of Cecil the lion’s unfortunate murder by trophy hunter Walter James Palmer, a slew of airline […]

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Ten Keys to Staying Positive When Facing Animal Abuse

by Lisa Levinson

  Sustainable Activism Webinar (Thursday, August 6) As animal activists, how can we stay positive, happy, and effective while working to stop the enormous amount of animal abuse that we witness every day on the front lines, in the media, online, and on Facebook? In this webinar, “The World Peace Diet” author Dr. Will Tuttle […]

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Cultivating Gratitude

by Lisa Levinson

  Our Sustainable Activism Tip of the week comes from “The World Peace Diet” author Dr. Will Tuttle, who shares the importance of cultivating an attitude of gratitude to maintain ongoing, effective advocacy for animals. An internal appreciation for our breath, the beauty of this earth, and the inspirational work of other animal activists can […]

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Surviving Compassion Fatigue & Grief

by Lisa Levinson

  Sustainable Activism Webinar, Thursday, July 23 As an animal activist, a shelter worker, or a practicing vegan, our work is sacred, making a real difference in the lives of sentient beings. Despite many rewards, we may experience deep heartache and loss while helping animals. Witnessing the cruelty, ignorance, apathy, and lack of compassion towards […]

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Supporting Activists

by Denise Papas

IDA invites you to join our free, monthly Vegan Spirituality Online Gathering with hosts Peace to All Beings author Judy Carman and IDA’s Sustainable Campaign Director Lisa Levinson. We welcome guest speaker Lisa Kemmerer, animals and world religions scholar, this Sunday, July 12th from 5-6pm PST. Register for the call here. For more information about […]

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Animal Liberation in Process

by Lisa Levinson

  In IDA’s seventh Sustainable Activism Tip, life coach, speaker, author, and Helpline Counselor, Phyllis Levinson reminds us that animal activists are making progress, despite the endless nature of animal advocacy. When we feel frustrated or defeated, history can help us gain perspective on the bigger picture. Like other social justice movements, the animal rights […]

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Exercise Helps Activists

by Lisa Levinson

  IDA’s sixth Sustainable Activism Tip comes from “The World Peace Diet” author Dr. Will Tuttle, who shares the importance of physical exercise as a self-care tool for activists. Exercise reinvigorates the senses and maintains our physical health, which balances the intense emotional and intellectual activity we do as animal activists. Vigorous exercise also provides […]