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Vegans in Paradise

by Lisa Levinson

  Zel and Reuben Allen are a dynamic vegan duo! Together, they publish “Vegetarians in Paradise,” an online vegan magazine read by over 100,000 visitors each month. For 16-plus years, they have written and edited articles that provide a wide range of resources for the vegan community. The publication spotlights Zel’s humorous illustrations and innovative […]

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Would Eating Animals Be a Sin?

by Lisa Levinson

  Have you ever wondered how best to approach people of faith about adopting cruelty-free practices which would truly align with their doctrines of compassion? Since most of us include animals in our definition of compassion for all living beings, we often struggle for acceptance when our values of compassion conflict with those of others […]

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Philadelphia Vegan Thanksgiving to Celebrate All Animals

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PHILADELPHIA VEGAN THANKSGIVING EVENT TO CELEBRATE ALL ANIMALS CONTACT: Lisa Levinson, lisa@idausa.org, 215-620-2130 IMAGES: http://bit.ly/PAthanksgiving Philadelphia, PA – On Thanksgiving Day, international animal protection organization In Defense of Animals, Public Eye: Artists for Animals, and the Vegan Spirituality Group of Philadelphia will host their 7th annual Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck, where vegans and vegetarians meet others […]

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Sound Waves of Love

by Lisa Levinson

  Thanks to everyone who attended our 7th annual Vegan Spirituality Retreat in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania last weekend. It was a fulfilling day of connection, community, and honoring non-human animals while surrounded by nature at Saunders Woods. We are truly grateful to those participants who traveled from Pennsylvania and New Jersey to attend this unique event! […]

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Native American Reflections on Vegan Spirituality

by Lisa Levinson

  Are you ready to take your connection with animals to a whole new level? We invite you to join our online gathering next week featuring animal communicator, vegan activist and artist Linda G. Fisher, of Ojibway and Cherokee heritage and a tribal member of the Ojibway Nation. Linda sees through the eyes of an animal […]

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Free Your Mind at our Vegan Spirituality Retreat!

by Lisa Levinson

  We are pleased to announce our partnership with Mantra Lounge, a group that brings yoga, meditation, and veggie meals to venues around the city, including college campuses! Reciting mantras, which are special sound vibrations found in the ancient yoga texts, can relax and revitalize the mind. The word “mantra” literally means to “free the […]

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Awakening from Materialism: Vegans as Healers

by Lisa Levinson

Please take a moment to read this most recent Sustainable Activism Blog written by international speaker and one of the greatest vegan leaders of our time, Dr. Will Tuttle, “Awakening from Materialism: Vegans as Healers.” Tuttle explores his  deeper extension of veganism and encourages us to develop our inner selves, through mindfulness and inner listening, […]

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Spiritual Retreat to Celebrate Animals and Veganism in Philadelphia

by Fleur Dawes

Spiritual Retreat to Celebrate Animals and Veganism in Philadelphia Internationally Acclaimed Peace Activist to Give Keynote Speech CONTACT: Lisa Levinson, lisa@idausa.org, 215-620-2130 IMAGES: http://bit.ly/2cjxx5E Philadelphia, PA – International animal protection organization, In Defense of Animals, is pleased to announce its seventh annual Vegan Spirituality Retreat in Philadelphia, featuring United Nations-recognized peace activist and musician Peter […]

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Come to our Vegan Spirituality Retreat

by Lisa Levinson

  Meet with Peace Activist Peter Jam on Saturday, October 8 We are super excited to announce our featured speaker for our 7th Annual Vegan Spirituality Retreat in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! Peter Jam (Jambazian) is a Lebanese-Armenian independent artist, global rights activist, singer, music composer, creative thinker, motivational speaker, and inspirational world traveler for peace and […]

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Relax and Renew at a Vegan Spirituality Retreat

by Lisa Levinson

  In Defense of Animals proudly presents our 7th Annual Vegan Spirituality Retreat to explore veganism as a spiritual practice. Enjoy yoga, meditation, a guest speaker, a catered vegan lunch, a naturalist guided walk, and an animal blessing with musicians Jim Harris and Lonnie Davis. Friendly animal companions are welcome at the Retreat and Animal […]