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.
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.
List of 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 chronicals the formation of our coalition, along with interviews from worldwhile 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.
Vegan Spirituality Forum & Retreat 2020
We're hosting a Vegan Spirituality Forum & Retreat with live streaming options on September 10-13, 2020 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.
Golden Rule Day
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 a main theme! 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.
Parliament of World Religions
Our Interfaith Vegan Coalition changed hearts and minds at the 2018 Parliament of World Religions, where we cosponsored 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!
We’re collaborating with the Charter for Compassion to serve vegan meals at future banquets and with the Parliament's trustees to ensure the next Parliament of World Religions is a fully vegan event.
Boycott Meat Coalition
We joined the Meatless in Solidarity coalition to #BoycottMeat in support of slaughterhouse workers who risk exposure to COVID-19. Discover how you can help on the Boycott Meat website. Check out this 5-minute video from the Boycott Meat press conference. Watch the complete video here. We’re proud to be part of this initiative!