LinksCompassion in Religion
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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.

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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 supporters.

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.

Be Creature Kind
Engaging churches in new ways of thinking about animals and Christian faith, with a special focus on farmed animal welfare. Mission: To show God’s love to all God’s creatures. Vision: We want the church to participate in animal protection, for the health and safety of all of God’s creatures. Our core message is that we are CreatureKind together with other animals, and ought to be CreatureKind in how we treat them.

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.

Catholic Concern for Animals
CCA is active in promoting animal welfare and related issues throughout the Catholic world and educating all Catholics (and others) on Catholic teaching and practice on the issue of animal welfare and compassion in line with published Catholic documents such as Pope Francis’s Encyclical Letter Laudato si’. CCA does this through various means including our magazine, The Ark Magazine, and social media.

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.

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 God’s Creation.

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 centers.

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 embrace.

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.

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.

Hemlock and Hedgehogs
While this blog will address a wide range of topics that are pertinent to philosophy and Christianity, it will primarily focus on a major justice issue that, unfortunately, has not received as much attention in Christian discourse: animal ethics.

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.

Jesus People for Animals
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.

Jewish Vegetarians of North America
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 and 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 all life.

Nazarene Way
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.

Peace to All Beings
This is a place to imagine, dream, pray, and believe that we human beings can awaken to our higher consciousness, embrace a new paradigm of living in harmony, rather than in fear and domination and become "Homo Ahimsa," my term for the new nonviolent and kindhuman that we can become. This is a place to bear witness to the violence around us and at the same time hold fast to the bold vision of a world at peace, not only for people, but for all life.

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.”

SARX Christian Animal Welfare
Sarx is a UK based charity which strives towards a world where Christians lead the way in enabling animals to live with dignity, freedom and peace.

Silent Communion
Silent Communion is the precept that all of God's creation is perfect (by His design), and that in being perfectly created by Him, He excludes no life from the ability to commune with Him. Thus, Silent Communion represents not a communion in silence, but a communion that is silent to mankind but nevertheless exists fully in forms that we cannot understand.

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 remain available.

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 there.

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 spiritual awareness.

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.

Vegan Church Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Vegan Church is a platform that offers vegan christians of different denominations the opportunity to meet each other and to connect their faith with their vegan lifestyle.

Vegan Spirituality
Vegan Spirituality is evolving to meet the needs of vegans who are both ethical and spiritual. Compassion, empathy, and reverence for all living beings are essential qualities of Vegan Spirituality.

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.

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