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12 August 2007 Issue

1. Activism Feedback

2. Looking for Christian vegetarians

3. Contest Winner

1. Activism Feedback
Sharon writes: My very first time leafleting for the Christian Vegetarian Association was a wonderful experience! My event was a Salvador (Christian/Latin/Rock band) concert here in Charlotte, NC. I got to Knights Stadium pretty early to scope out what areas would be best for me to walk around and be seen by as many people as possible. I was wearing a shirt I bought from PETA so you know it was provocatively pro-vegetarian, but still OK to wear at a Christian event of course : )

As concert goers started to appear I approached groups of people and offered them information on how to live a more compassionate lifestyle. At times people would approach me and ask me what I was giving out or what I was doing.

People asked me how I equated vegetarianism with a compassionate lifestyle. They asked me why I became a vegetarian. They asked me if I believed all Christians should be vegetarian. I got a couple of "God made us rulers over the animals so we can eat them" argument. I just smiled, nodded, heard them out, and politely asked to just read the literature with an open heart. Kill 'em with kindness has always been a personal mantra of mine and I definitely lived it out some parts of that day.

For the most part the people at the concert were responsive and receptive. Some were even excited that there is such an organization like the Christian Vegetarian Association and couldn't wait to learn more about it. Some people really read the literature and I could see them really starting to think about vegetarianism in a way they hadn't before. It was awesome.

I distributed all 300 of my brochures on site. Being a pretty dominant, persuasive, confident and strong-willed woman, it didn't take much for me to share the great information in the brochures with my brothers and sisters in Christ and have it well-received. I can't wait for my next leafleting opportunity!

Very Truly Vegetarian (and Proudly Christian), Sharon

Some of the Upcoming Events

8/22 TX San Antonio Living Proof Live with Beth Moore

8/24 CA Fresno Promise Keepers

8/24 TX Dallas Women of Faith

8/24 RI Providence Living Proof with Beth Moore

8/24 OR Medord Phil Wickham Christian Concert

8/25 CA Redding Worth Dying For Christian Rock

8/26 MN Marshall Phil Wickman Christian Concert

8/26 SC Charleston Point of Grace Christian Music

8/29 MI Grand Rapids Point of Grace Christian Music

8/31 IN Indianapolis Apologetix Christian Rock Concert

9/1 IL Oak Lawn Apologetix Christian Rock Concert

9/1 MO Kansas City Toby Mac Christian Rock Concert

9/6 NJ St. Paul Joyce Meyers Conference

9/6 MO Springfield Point of Grace Christian Music

9/7 CA Anaheim Women of Faith

9/8 FL Orlando Toby Mac Christina Rock

9/9 TN Franklin Point of Grace Christian Music

9/14 PA Philadelphia Women of Faith

To find out about all upcoming leafleting and tabling opportunities in your area, join the CVA Calendar Group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group.christian_vegetarian/. Read the home page, and then join. You will then be able to log in anytime to identify upcoming events in your region.

Contact Paris at christian_vegetarian@yahoo.com if you might be able to help.

2. Looking for Christian vegetarians
AL Decatur Ginger

AZ Flagstaff Debbie

CA Downey Irene

CA Foothill Ranch Cindy

CA Frazier Park Alli

CA Huntington Beach Pamela

CA Lake Forest Valerie

CA Los Angeles Armaiti

CA Los Angeles Russell

CA Oakland Rebecca

CA Pasedena Jeannie and John

CA Perris Debi

CA Pleasanton Laura

CA San Mateo Pamela

CA Santa Barbara/LA area Marina

CA Vallejo Judy

CO Longmont area Sara

CT Clinton Elizabeth

DC Washington Jennifer

DE Newark Maureen

FL Cooper City Gail

FL Ocala Erika

FL Sarasota Julie

GA Lawrenceville Lorena

HI Honolulu Mahalo

IA Des Moines Andrew

IL Chicago Deborah

IL Chicago NW suburbs Charlie boy

IL Galesburg Lori

IL Schaumburg Dee

IL Schiller Park Cezary

IN Westfield Angie

KS McLouth Judy

MA Malden Cleve

MA Middleboro Alex

MA Somerville Joyce

MA Hyannis Port Linda

MD Rising Sun Connie

ME Mechanic Falls Sherri

MI Haslett Krista

MI Rockford Ginny

MN Moorhead Pete

MO Hazelwood Wendy

MO Kansas City Dani

ND Fargo Alice

NH Bartlett Laura

NH East Derry Rev. Alexander

NJ Piscataway Jaimie

NY Roslyn Christine

OH Cleveland Betsy & Ken

OH Cleveland Steve

OH Hudson Louis

OH Painesville Debi

OH Troy Sue

OH Washington Court House Lee

OH Willoughby Beth

OR Springfield Pastor CN Turrell

PA Bethlehem Hannah

PA Erie Alka

PA Johnstown Michelle

PA Pottstown-Reading area Georgia

PA New Freedom Kevin

PA Philadelphia Leila

PA State College Karen

PA Wyomissing Lois

RI Providence Ed

SC Gaston Jessica

SC Spartanburg Lucas

SC West Columbia Patricia

SC West Columbia Michael

TN Knoxville Tristan

TN Memphis Vaughan

TX Dallas/Ft Worth Margaret

TX Fort Worth Jennifer

TX Houston Joy

TX Irving Kitty

TX Kerrville Mark

TX Waco Robin

TX Wichita Falls Vickie & Ed

VA Big Stone Gap Christopher ("Tab")

VA Falls Church Margaret

VT Rutland Maureen

WA Auburn Linda

WA Bellingham Noel

WA Everett Jenna

WA Seattle Carol

WA Spokane Brigette

WI Milwaukee Mike

WV Huntington Ann

New England Tracie

Newfoundland St. John’s Lauren

Ontario Ottawa Anne

Ontario Mississuaga Eric

Ontario Hamilton Kris & Erin

Ontario Tracey

Southerland, NSE, Australia Brenda

Leicester, England Kathryn

Glasgow, Scotland Alistair

UK Brian

3. Contest Winner
Congratulations to Michael B., who was closest to the correct number of CVA members in California, which is home to more CVA members than any other state. We have addresses for about 70% of our 4200 members, and of these 411 live in California.

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