Listed below are links to organizations and individuals who are dedicated to
promoting and re-establishing compassion in society and religion. Our efforts
are based upon sound Biblical teachings, many of which have been glossed over
throughout the years. Far too many religious leaders and their congregations
have lost their discernment of God's compassionate intent toward all of
creation, including people, animals and the environment.
Compassion in Religion
- All Creation Liberation
Reflections on Animals Rights by a Franciscan Episcopal Priest.
- Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals
The Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals is a UK based Christian
organization. Our main aim is to raise awareness of animal welfare
issues within the Anglican Church and the wider Christian community. We are
ecumenical and welcome all Christian denominations as members and
- Animal Padre's Christians Against All Animal Abuse
James Thompson’s quest for Christian truth based on a Biblical foundation,
has led him to minister in several major denominations of the UK. Pastor James
wants to see a Christianity becoming as herbivorous as the original Paradise.
A Church’s Ark of salvation at least as accommodating as Noah’s.
- Blessed Are the Merciful
Jesus' message is one of love and compassion,
yet there is nothing loving or compassionate about factory farms and
slaughterhouses, where billions of animals live miserable lives and die
violent, bloody deaths.
Blessed Little Creatures
The Mockingbird outside my window, the lizard creeping down the tree, the
dog sleeping in my arms—every blessed little creature that I see inspires me
and brings me joy. I've seen bold, beautiful male cardinals pluck tiny seeds
from a dish and feed them to their children, and baby raccoons, smaller than
house cats, wrestle, play, then kiss their mother on the nose. I watch,
listen, photograph and marvel at these precious gifts from God, then I write
about them here.
Concern for Animals and Catholic Concern for Animals
The Study Circle is concerned with the
plight of animals and with the Christian Church, particularly the Roman Catholic, in its
theology and practice in relation to animal creation. It is educational, in research and
study, and it raises awareness of the authentic, pro-animal, Christian tradition.
- Christ Loves Creatures, Too!
To promote biblically based Christian
compassion and stewardship toward God's animal creation through Bible
studies, lectures, articles and animal rights advocacy.
- Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)
Vegetarian advocacy is a form of Christian stewardship and
discipleship, because vegetarianism honors God by showing respect for God’s
environment, animals, and humans. When our lives honor God, we feel closer
to God and spiritually more fulfilled. So, encouraging people to try
vegetarianism is offering a gift, for them as well as for the rest of
Creation. CVA is looking for fellow
Christians to help us promote vegetarianism in churches and at
denominational gatherings. Please sign up for membership on our
site or send an e-mail
- Christian Vegetarian Association UK (CVAUK)
Our mission is to support
and encourage Christian vegetarians in the UK to share with other Christians
how a vegetarian diet can add meaning to their faith and to show that a
plant based way of life represents good Christian stewardship for all of
- Circle of Compassion
May all beings be free! Please join the Circle and together we will embrace the earth with an energy
field of love and compassion. Join us in affirmative prayer every day at
noon. We are worldwide.
- Compassionate Spirit
This is a web site for people interested in simple living, nonviolence,
vegetarianism, and spiritual issues. The chief spiritual focus is
Christianity, but other religions are touched on as well. My hope is to bring
together people who are interested in a variety of issues related to urgently
needed social and cultural reforms.
- Concern For Helping Animals in Israel (CHAI)
The mission of CHAI is to prevent and relieve animal suffering in Israel and
to elevate consciousness about animals through education. We strive to
foster empathy, respect, and responsibility toward all living beings, and to
inspire and empower people, Jewish, Muslim, and Christian, to recognize the
interconnectedness of all life and to make compassionate choices for the
good of all.
- Dharma Voices for Animals
Dharma Voices for Animals (DVA) is an
organization of those committed both to practicing the teachings of the
Buddha (the Dharma) and to speaking out when animal suffering is supported
by the actions of those in Dharma communities and by the policies of Dharma
- Episcopal Network for Animal Welfare
We are a grass roots organization
composed of laity and clergy within the Episcopal Church who share the
common belief that all God's creatures deserve basic compassion and humane
treatment and ought to be within the scope of the church's ministry and
- Food for Life Global
Attending to earthquake victims in Armenia, Russia, Food for Life was
there. Saving stranded villagers during floods in West Bengal and the
Philippines, Food for Life was there. Feeding hungry children in South
Africa and the millions of others in the streets of nearly every major city
of the world, Food for Life volunteers have been there nourishing people the
karma-free spiritual vegetarian way.
This Human Society of the United States
program seeks to engage people and institutions of faith with animal
protection issues, on the premise that religious values call upon us all to
act in a kind and merciful way towards all creatures.
- God's Creatures Ministry
Our mission is to light the way to the kingdom of God by promoting
compassion for all animals. All of creation is groaning in labor pains waiting
for the revelation of the children of God - hoping to be set free from slavery
to corruption (see Romans 8:19-22). Jesus came to set the captive free. He is
holding all things together (see Col. 1:15-17) until He comes again in glory.
- Hallelujah Acres
Hallelujah Acres is a non-denominational
Christian ministry that provides education, products, services, and other
resources to help people everywhere understand and practice God’s ways to
ultimate health. Our mission at Hallelujah Acres is to help people experience
vibrant health by empowering the self-healing body God created.
Healthy Moms, Healthy Families
A Christ-centered ministry dedicated to
educating, inspiring and empowering people to steward their bodies as the temple
of the Holy Spirit.
- Humane Religion
This organization, and
the magazine by the same name, are committed to publishing articles that will nurture and
support those who have been called to be part of the spiritual evolution that is
manifesting itself among those who understand that love and compassion must be the
hallmark of our relationship with all God's creatures.
- International Gabriele Foundation
The goal of the International
Gabriele Foundation is to create habitats for animals in which they can lead
a life worthy of free creatures of God. According to their species, they
should be able to move freely and in peace, without fear of being persecuted
and tortured, in a growing positive connection to people, who approach them
with help and care, who show them respect, appreciation and friendship in
their feelings, thoughts and the selfless deed.
The beautiful religion of Islam has always viewed animals as a special
part of God's creation. The Qur'an, the Hadith, and the history of Islamic
civilization offer many examples of kindness, mercy, and compassion for
- Jewish Vegetarians
of North America
Founded by Richard H. Schwartz, PhD, the activist spokeman, author of
Judaism and Vegetarianism,
Judaism and Global Survival, Mathematics and Global Survival .
The pre-eminent 18th-century rabbinic authority, R. Ezekiel Landau asserted
that the mere killing of an animal for food does not violate the prohibition
against tsa’ar ba’alei chayim; this prohibition is only applicable "if he
causes (the animal) pain while alive." In view of the horrible conditions
under which animals are raised today, it would be difficult to argue that
this biblical prohibition is not being severely violated.
- Jews for Animal Rights
Resource site about Judaism and
animal rights books. Rabbi Avraham Kuk, who was the first chief rabbi of Israel
and wrote a pamphlet entitled "A Vision of Vegetarianism and Peace." Among
the things he wrote is the following: "...the free movement of the moral
impulse to establish justice for animals generally and the claim of their
rights from mankind are hidden in a moral psychic sensibility in the deeper
layers of the Torah."
- Karuna Music & Art
Dr. Will Tuttle is an award-winning speaker, educator,
author and musician. His Music, writings and presentations focus on
creativity, intuition and compassion. His book The World Peace Diet
has been called one of the most important books of the 21st century: the
foundation of a new society based on the truth of the interconnectedness of
Simply stated, veganism is the conviction and practice of compassionate
living. Veganism is a way of living which excludes all forms of exploitation
and cruelty to the animal kingdom and includes reverence for all life...the
diet ordained by God.
- Not One Sparrow
A Christian voice for animals. We hope to be a new model for
the Church by taking up our calling to be caretakers of all creatures, for
the sake of our own response to the gospel and to lend our momentum to the
broader animal advocacy cause.
- Quaker Concern for Animals
Quaker Faith and Practice states: “Show a loving
consideration for all creatures and seek to maintain the beauty and variety
of the world. Work to ensure that our increasing power over Nature is used
responsibly, with reverence for life.” John Woolman, the 18th century
American Quaker and anti-slavery pioneer, wrote: “To say that we love God
and at the same time exercise cruelty toward the least creature is a
contradiction in itself.”
Religion and Vegetarianism
Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Hare Krishna, Sikh, Jain, Judaism, Islam and more.
- Rynn Berry
Historical advisor to the North American Vegetarian Society and is on the
Advisory Board of Earth Save. In his lectures, articles, and books, he has
specialized in the study of vegetarianism from an historical perspective.
- Society of Ethical and Religious Vegetarians (SERV)
SERV is an
interfaith effort to gain a more humane, just, peaceful, and environmentally
sustainable world. We believe that applying spiritual values to scientific
knowledge encourages plant-based diets, with major benefits for humans,
animals, and the environment. We wish to respectfully make religious
communities aware that the realities of animal-based diets and agriculture are
inconsistent with basic religious teachings, such as those to treat animals
with compassion, preserve our health, protect the environment, conserve
natural resources, reduce hunger, and pursue peace and nonviolence.
- The Fellowship of Life (FoL)
A Christian-based vegetarian network
founded in 1973 to take ethical awareness of animal exploitation to the
Churches in Britain. In this century, the central aim of FoL activists has
been superseded by the Christian Vegetarian Association of the UK. The FoL
website currently constitutes a growing archive of Church-related animal
rights reportage from the 1970's to 90's and a small selection of leaflets
- The Peaceable Table
Since its beginning in 1992, the Animal Kinship Committee
has encouraged Friends and others to look particularly upon the food on our
tables to see if the seeds of violence and destruction have nourishment
- Tibetan Volunteers for Animals
God loved the birds and invented trees. Man
loved the birds and invented cages...
- Tree of Life Foundation
The vision of the Tree of Life Foundation
is to create a living experience of spiritually awakened, sustainable,
healthy living for the individual and the planet. We serve to provide people
of all faiths, religions, and spiritual paths a direct experience of what it
means to live a quality of life that is healing on all levels from the
agricultural interests of our society to personal and emotional health and
- Unitarian Universalists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
We acknowledge and affirm the kinship and interdependence of human and animal, and adopt ethics of interspecies
compassion as an integral component of liberal religion.
- Universal Life, The Inner Religion
The one who follows Jesus, the Christ, without binding himself to priests and pastors, attains
happiness, security and freedom, and gains the inner life and experiences
the nearness of God. That is the life in everyday life.
Reviving the ancient Christian Tradition of abstaining from meat
consumption during Lent, we respectfully invite all Christians to use
VEG4LENT as a period of reflection and prayer for all those currently
condemned to slaughterhouses.
VeggieJews is an international organization dedicated
to providing a support group for Jewish vegetarians and vegans, projecting
vegetarian, vegan and animal rights consciousness into the Jewish community
and fostering Jewish identity.