Animals Benefit from Faith-Based Advocacy
Most faith-based organizations espouse what we call “the golden rule” even if the words are different. For example, Buddhism directs its followers not to hurt others in ways that would hurt oneself. Islam asks that we wish for others what we wish for ourselves. Christianity directs us to do unto others as we would have them do unto us. Judaism wants us to love our neighbor as ourselves.
For those of us who practice a particular faith, how can we ensure that these faith-based precepts are applied to all beings, not just human beings? As an animal advocate, you may have wondered how best to broach the subject of animal rights with members of your faith-based community. Because you advocate for animal issues and you’re part of a close community, you are in a unique position to help people of faith include animals in their religious practice.
To ensure you have a sound foundation for sharing the message of peace to all beings, In Defense of Animals has created religion-specific, faith-based advocacy kits. These kits give you the information you need to personalize your message in a positive, compassionate way. The kits contain resources, such as books, websites, quotes, prayers, rituals, and videos that you can draw on to share the message of peace and nonviolence to all beings.
Visit In Defense of Animals’ Interfaith Vegan Coalition to learn how you can support your animal advocacy mission within your faith-based community.