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Newsletter

We're so excited to offer a new monthly newsletter to connect and communicate with our coalition members! Please sign-up here to receive a copy by email. 

Monthly and Quarterly Meetings

Individual coalition members can join our planning meetings on the second Monday of each month from 4 to 5 pm Pacific Time. Click this link to join our next meeting. Representatives from coalition member organizations will receive invitations and reminders to join our quarterly meetings to launch coalition-based campaigns and initiatives.

Brochures

Help us spread the word about our coalition in your faith community! You can download the following brochures or contact us to receive them by mail: Interfaith Vegan Coalition, 10 Steps to Bring Vegan Values to Your Place of Worship, From Vegetarian to Vegan, Vegan Spirituality

Advocacy Kits

Our faith-based vegan advocacy kits provide resources for you to veganize your place of worship. If you don’t see a kit that represents your tradition, contact us to assemble one.

List of Vegan Churches and Pastors

We compiled a list of vegan churches and pastors in cooperation with All-Creatures.org. Please share our list and contact us to add more vegan churches and pastors.

A Prayer for Compassion Film

Our Interfaith Vegan Coalition encourages everyone to watch the profound film by Thomas Jackson, A Prayer for Compassion, to encourage people of faith to embrace veganism. The film chronicles the formation of our coalition, along with interviews from worldwide spiritual leaders who share why all religions support compassion for animals. 

As a follow-up to watching the film, we're helping filmgoers start Compassionate Living Circles (CLC) to promote veganism at their places of worship. Please complete this form to start a CLC. Contact us to receive vegan resources for your community of faith, including our new Veg Starter Guide

Calendar

Homo Ahimsa Award & Ceremony: February 21, 2 pm Pacific Time 

Our Interfaith Vegan Coalition bestows the first-ever Homo Ahimsa Award to Climate Healers founder/executive director Dr. Sailesh Rao and his granddaughter Vegan World 2026 founder Kimaya Rainy Rao for embodying the Homo Ahimsa qualities of nonviolence and compassion for all beings. Homo Ahimsa Award recipients show others how vegan living can co-create a world of peace, partnership, and lovingkindness by ending violence and domination to people, animals, and the earth. Register here to join the ceremony and honor our first recipients on February 21 at 2 pm Pacific Time.

Golden Rule Day: April 5, 2021

Golden Rule Day is a free 24-hour global virtual celebration of the Golden Rule, a universal principle encouraging everyone to treat others how they want to be treated, which is shared by most cultural, spiritual, religious, and secular traditions on Earth. Thanks to our Interfaith Vegan Coalition’s efforts, International Golden Rule Day now includes caring for animals as one of the main themes! To celebrate previous Golden Rule Days, our Interfaith Vegan Coalition shared this video panel with key coalition members explaining how veganism exemplifies the Golden Rule in action for all life. Coalition members also submitted faith-based animal advocacy videos to promote vegan living as an accessible way to practice caring for animals. Enjoy this video by coalition member and filmmaker Thomas Jackson! Learn how to submit your own video and watch previous broadcasts on the Golden Rule Day website

Vegan Spirituality Forum & Retreat: October 1 - 3, 2021

We're hosting a Vegan Spirituality Forum & Retreat with live streaming options on October 1 - 3, 2021 at Unity Village in Kansas. Discover more and register here. We're excited to feature the following well-known vegan spiritual leaders: Dr. Will Tuttle, Victoria Moran, Dr. Milton Mills, and Dr. Lisa Kemmerer. Workshops include new voices in our community. Retreat-goers will enjoy a screening of Thomas Jackson’s documentary, A Prayer for Compassion, and a viewing of our traveling exhibition, Religion and Animals, curated by Dr. Lisa Kemmerer. 

Parliament of World Religions: Date TBA 

Our Interfaith Vegan Coalition hopes to introduce new vegan programs for the next Parliament! We changed hearts and minds at the 2018 Parliament of World Religions, where we co-sponsored the first-ever vegan banquet hosted by the Charter for Compassion. Parliament-goers picked up our vegan advocacy kits to share with their religious communities, perused a religion and animals museum exhibit, and watched a video on veganism and spirituality. We had inspiring conversations about veganism and compassion for all beings at our booth, visited by 8,000 Parliament patrons. Watch this video about our Parliament experience!

 

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