Are Farmed Animal Reforms Helpful (comment)
Contest – Top
Don Gwillam reports on
CVAUK’s tabling at the Vegan Fayre in the UK in June:
The CVAUK stand at
the Vegan Fayre was very successful, and we were warmly welcomed by the
organisers of the show. They were pleased to see that 'at long last' at
least some Christians were becoming vegetarian/vegan and showing
compassion for animals, this sentiment was echoed by many visitors to
'Honoring God's Creation' was very popular and although we only offered
a copy to those who showed interest, we handed out over 200 booklets.
Visitors to the
stand fell into three categories:
Christians who were delighted to discover us.
2. Secular vegans
who were looking for spiritual encouragement.
3. Secular vegans
who had relatives or friends that were Christian but who refused
to acknowledge that a vegan diet could be part of their response towards
caring for God's creation.
A vicar and two
lay speakers from other Christian organisations stated that they wanted
to address Christian vegetarianism within their church/meetings and were
pleased to discover so much information on the subject. Another
Christian lady was in tears when she described how her church reacted to
her desire to become vegetarian and eventually felt obliged to leave the
We all enjoyed the
show and would like to thank CVA USA for their sponsorship. During the
two days we survived by sampling numerous vegan products. The fayre was
situated in a very picturesque position within the old Bristol docks.
Bristol was the centre of the slave trade in this country, so the
docks would have been used by slave traders.
8/10 NY Chautauqua Third Day Christian Rock
8/10 GA Atlanta Women of Faith
8/10 TX Midland Rock the Desert Christian Rock
8/11 MO St. Louis
Newsboys Christian Rock
8/16 WA Lynden Third Day Christian Rock
8/17 OH Cincinnati Promise Keepers
Baltimore Jars of Clay Christian Rock
New Orleans Jeremy
World Pulse Festival
Living Proof Live with Beth Moore
Fresno Promise Keepers
Dallas Women of Faith
Providence Living Proof with Beth Moore
Medord Phil Wickham Christian Concert
Redding Worth Dying For Christian Rock
Marshall Phil Wickman Christian Concert
Indianapolis Apologetix Christian Rock Concert
Oak Lawn Apologetix Christian Rock Concert
Joyce Meyers Conference
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Are Farmed Animal Reforms Helpful (comment)This
is a response to the discussion "Are Farmed Animal Reforms Helpful?". I
feel that Miyun Park of Compassion Over Killing summed it up nicely "If
we ignore opportunities to help reduce their suffering until we're
presented with a proposal that eliminates animal agriculture as a whole,
we'll have allowed billions - possibly trillions - of animals to suffer
needlessly. I'm not willing to accept that."
- Cindy McDaniel
Contest – Top CVA States
What are the top three
states for CVA members? Tie-breakers will be order (1-3) and the state
with the least members. The winner gets a free copy of Friends of All
Creatures by Rose Evans. The book features short biographies of people
from a wide range of faiths and ethnic backgrounds who were
compassionate toward animals, and there are very nice illustrations by