The Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA) is an international,
non-denominational ministry of believers dedicated to respectfully promoting
healthy, Christ-centered and God-honoring living among Christians.
We advocate nutritious plant-based diets in the global Christian community. Through publications, websites, and related public information campaigns, we educate people about the distinct health, environmental, and animal-related advantages of plant-based eating.
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We encourage vegetarianism because the diet is ecologically sound, helps alleviate world hunger, and benefits human health.
Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple
and that God's Spirit lives in you?
(I Cor. 3:16)
The CVA respectfully addresses humans' relationship with animals from a
comprehensive biblical perspective. We attempt therefore to actively
participate in the "reconciliation of Creation" that promises to result in
the "Peaceable Kingdom" foreshadowed by Scripture.
(See Gen. 1:29-30; Isa. 11:6-8; 65:17-25; 2 Cor. 5:17-21; Col. 1:16-23; and Dr. Rev. Andrew Linzey's "Declaration of the Peaceable Kingdom.")
Vegetarianism offers people everywhere important ways Christians may positively impact God's world for Christ, by caring for people, animals, and the environment. We believe, therefore, that encouraging plant-based diets is an effective, evangelistic witness to the gospel. It is a contemporary response to Christ's command to "go and make disciples of all nations." (Matthew 28:19)
The righteous man has regard for the life of his