- To support and encourage Christian vegetarians around the world.
- To share with non-vegetarian Christians how a vegetarian diet
can be a powerful and faith-strengthening witness to Christ's
love, compassion, and peace.
- To show the world that plant-based diets represent good, responsible
Christian stewardship for all God's Creation.
GOOD NEWS FOR ALL
|I pray that you may be active in sharing
your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every
good thing we have in Christ. (Philemon 6)
About the Christian Vegetarian Association
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
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.
An Environmental and Health Ministry
|Don't you know that you yourselves are God's
temple and that God's Spirit lives in you? (I Cor. 3:16)
We encourage vegetarianism because the diet is ecologically sound,
helps alleviate world hunger, and benefits human health.
An Animal Welfare Ministry
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.")
A Discipleship Ministry
| The righteous man has regard for the life
of his beast. (Proverbs 12:10)
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)