A COMPASSIONATE INTERNET CHRISTIAN CHURCH MINISTRY
We are offering services in two areas: 1) an intercessory prayer ministry for pet owners, whose pets are sick, near death or who have died, and 2) an intercessory prayer for the animal movements and various public animal issues. This will include going to peopleís homes or other locations to pray for them and their animals. And it will include praying for the animal movement as part of our daily activities.
Our coordinator is an ethical and religious vegetarian and militantly against hunting for population control who also believe that animals have eternal souls and a relationship with God. Our coordinator is a committed, lifelong Christian animal activist and environmentalist.
We would like to focus our animal related ministry, providing services and opportunities which have not yet been currently addressed by the Christian animal rights movement that we feel are necessary for growing the movement.
A Special Thanksgiving Praise/Worship Service To Honor God's Creation Presentation
November 11, 2012 event with downloadable PDF
More about Daniel, his education, work and vision...
Daniel has a Master of Arts degree in Research from Andover Newton Theological School, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Science and Religion, with a concentration in Religion and Ecology, from the Schools of the Boston Theological Institute. He grew up Jewish, but converted to Christianity later in life. He is currently a non-denominational Christian.
As a 33-year old male living with Aspergerís (a neurological condition) Daniel has a special sensitivity to animal life.
He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Studies from Salisbury [State] University, in Maryland, with concentrations in Biology, Environmental Studies and Conflict Analysis/Dispute Resolution, in addition to a Naturalist Certificate from the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies, in Michigan. He has also taken courses in animal ethics and animal behavior science.
Daniel has written
- Have Mercy On Me, An Ecological Sinner: How The God of the Bible Helped Me Rise Above Compassion Fatigue and Not Give On The Ecological Struggle, available for Kindle through Amazon and available in paperback through Amazon.
Editorial Review by Kevin Koch, Professor of English at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, and author of The Driftless Land: Spirit of Place in the Upper Mississippi Valley (University of Southeastern Missouri) 2010): "I enjoyed reading your book. I particularly liked the interdisciplinary approach of discussing the deep theological roots of a reverence for nature, along with solid scientific information about the challenges facing the environment today."
This book was mentioned in the newsletter for the Society of Disability Studies under "Member's News" - http://disstudies.org/about/newsletters/spring-2012-newsletter/#_Member_News
Daniel wrote a Glossary to help define terms and give background infomation to make his book more accessible to his readers that can be found here:
Discovering History & Nature At Ein Gedi: Daniel's sister wrote an article about their pilgrimage together in 2009 in Ein Gedi National Park in Israel which is mentioned in Have Mercy On Me, An Ecological Sinner.
- "Animal Rights and Autism Pride: Letís Heal the Rift" in the October 2010 issue of The Scavenger
- Christian Environmental Studies: an Educational Module with Syllabuses and a Sample Lecture (Kindle - Amazon.com, hard copy Create Space version - Amazon.com)
- Creation Unveiled: The Implications of Girardian Theory on Environmental and Animal Issues by Daniel A. Salomon, Jenny Wollenweber, and Philip Bosserman (Amazon.com, Kindle Edition, 2010), available at Amazon.com, Kindle.store
- Wounded Healer
- Human-Animal Reconciliation: Franciscan Faith-based Interspecies Communications and Its Implications for Wildlife Management (Amazon.com) (see the All-Creatures review of this book)
- "From Marginal Cases to Linked Oppressions: Reframing the Conflict between the Autistic Pride and Animal Rights Movements" in the April 2010 issue of Journal for Critical Animal Studies
- A Eulogy to a Parakeet: Mordecaiís ďSoulís Journey onto GodĒ
- "An Ecological Survey of Deer Ridge" (read PDF here)
- "Disability and Animals" panel member at the Society for Disability Studies (SDS) conference, June 20-23, 2012, Denver CO.
Animals and Disability: Building Collaborations
Single Sentence Panel Abstract for program (25 words):
- This panel will explore intersections between disability studies and animal advocacy and will focus on the challenges and possibilities of building collaborations between the two fields.
- Panel Abstract
- Animals and Disability: Building Collaborations, will focus on the many serious complications the disability and animal advocacy communities have faced in building mutual collaborations and alliances. While critiquing aspects of the animal advocacy community this panel will also show how much these two fields have in common and how much they could challenge and support each other. Presenter Daniel Salomon reframes the existing conflict between Autistic Pride and Animal Rights organizations in a manner that shows the potential for collaborative alliance between these groups. Deanna Adams explores the history of behavior modification as it has been applied to the natural world, animals, and persons with disabilities; highlighting that behaviorism must be understood through an approach that considers the links between its practice on humans and animals. Presenter Breeze Harper examines how white and middle class able bodied consciousness constructs the taken for granted value system within mainstream veganism and animal rights; a value system that equates 'going vegan' with creating 'able and productive' bodies, while simultaneously equating omnivorous consumption with 'disabled' and 'unproductive' bodies. Lastly, presenter Sunaura Taylor asks what disability studies can offer animal rights? Her presentation will argue that these two fields have an immense amount to offer each other. By arguing that disability and animal injustices share common oppressions, Taylor asks us to consider how we can begin to "crip animal rights." Harold Braswell, who helped organize this panel, will moderate. Together, these papers show that disability studies and animal studies can be jointly applied to provide a powerful analytic framework for understanding contemporary and historical problems.
- Animal theology
- Science and Religion
- Franciscan Studies
- Girardian Theory
- Disability Studies
Personal life missions:
- work towards human-animal reconciliation
- study God-world relationships
- foster Christian-secular environmentalist/animal rights dialogue
- popularize the Christian environmental/animal rights perspective
- honor the Earth, yet worship Yahweh
- try to do Godís will for Godís Creation
- start a trade journal for animal theologians, written by and for people in the animal theology field
- start an in-person support group in the Washington D.C. area for Christian vegetarians with the goal of creating a sense of community, building relationships and providing networking opportunities
- offer environmental consulting services to use faith-based interspecies communications techniques to deal with wildlife and other animal pest problems that will also involve gathering more evidence to support his nonviolent wildlife management praxis recovered in Human-Animal Reconciliation: Franciscan Faith-based Interspecies Communications and Its Implications for Wildlife Management (Amazon.com, Kindle Edition, 2008) (see the All-Creatures review of this book)) as well as honing in on techniques for being more effective in this endeavor
- ultimate dream...to start a Master of Arts Program in Christian Environmental Studies, as outlined in Christian Environmental Studies: an Educational Module with Syllabuses and a Sample Lecture (Amazon.com, Kindle Addition, 2008).
Contact Daniel Salomon through All-Creatures.org by sending an email.
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