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Pledge Vegan: For the People, for the Animals… for all of God’s Creation
January 28, 2013

Welcome to the weekly CVA blog!  In it you will find famous quotes, news and commentaries. 

1. Pledge Vegan!
2. Famous Quote: Henry David Thoreau, author
3. Meatless Mondays is Spreading
4. Bible verse: Psalm 119:105
5. A Look into a Not-So-Far Future
6. Blog Recommendation: “Oh She Glows”


1. Pledge Vegan!
 
Do you want to alleviate the suffering of God’s creatures, improve your health and help restore the environment? Then, pledge vegan!! Adopting a plant-based diet might be the most life-changing decision anyone can make due to its countless benefits on all of God’s Creation. Going vegan is easy, especially with all the support available. Take a look and dive into the compassionate, sustainable and ethical world veganism. Go here:
http://www.pledgevegan.com/campaign/new-years-resolution-eat-plants


2. This Week’s Famous Quote
 
"I cannot fish without falling a little in self-respect...always when I have done I feel it would have been better if I had not fished."         
 
~ Henry David Thoreau, author 


3.  Meatless Mondays is Spreading
 
Evanston Township High School is the first Chicago-area high school to participate in the weekly Meatless Mondays campaign that is spreading around the country. About 50 percent of entrees offered on Mondays are meatless, such us tofu stir-fry and black bean burgers. Meatless Monday encourages a sustainable, compassionate and healthy lifestyle.

Please visit ETHS adds vegetarian lunch options as part of Meatless Monday campaign:
http://dailynorthwestern.com/2013/01/07/city/eths-adds-vegetarian-lunch-options-as-part-of-meatless-monday-campaign/
 
It's fantastic that Meatless Monday is spreading in so many schools around the country! I truly believe that when children and teenagers are exposed to the devastation, cruelty and disease that consuming animal products involve, they are likely to embrace a plant-based diet. 


4. This Week’s Bible Verse
 
(RSV) Psalm 119:105

Thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
 
Following Jesus’ teachings guide and help us live according to God’s will; and in turn we reflect His/Her love and compassion onto all Creation. 


5. A Look into a Not-So-Far Future
 
Meat-eaters, pay attention! It seems that if we ever colonize other planets, the inhabitants are going to be only vegetarian. At least that’s what Elon Musk, US billionaire, co-founder of PayPal and considered one of America’s most respected private space entrepreneurs, believes. He announced plans to build a settlement for 80,000 people on Mars as long as the inhabitants are vegetarian. The technology to make this trip possible might be available in the next decade.

Please visit Billionaire space entrepreneur wants vegetarian-only colony Mars:
http://rt.com/usa/news/space-mars-musk-people-595/  
 
We might have learnt the most important lesson of all. If we are to live in a harmonious, sustainable and joyous planet, animal agriculture does not have a place in it. Eating animals devastates God’s Creation and sustains the most egregious and voluminous cruelty on Earth. 


6. Blog Recommendation
 
“Oh She Glows” is a blog featuring the amazing, positive transformation of Angela while on her journey to a healthier, more sustainable and compassionate lifestyle. Readers may read her story, browse through mouth-watering recipes and even learn how to easily replace dairy and other animal products when cooking. Please visit and share:
http://ohsheglows.com/


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