1. To support and encourage Christian vegetarians around the world.
  2. 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.
  3. To show the world that plant-based diets represent good, responsible Christian stewardship for all God's Creation.


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 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.

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)

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