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CVA Weekly Newsletter
January 1, 2014


Happy New Year, everyone!

  1. Please Support the CVA
  2. Upcoming Activist Opportunities
  3. Essay: The Knowledge of the Lord
  4. Quiz
  5. This Week’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman

1. Please Support the CVA

We rely on donations to continue our important ministry. Among our activities, every year we distribute over 100,000 booklets at Christian concerts, revivals, and other events. CVA Sustainers ($25 donation or more) receive our daily Take Heart! e-note, and a subscription to the outstanding magazine Veg News. To donate, go to the bottom of the page www.christianveg.org/materials.htm. As always, we encourage you to visit our web site where you will find essays, commentaries, ways to participate in our ministry.


2. Upcoming Activist Opportunities

The Christian Vegetarian Association is looking for volunteers to leaflet at the upcoming events with our “Would Jesus Eat Meat Today?” booklets to spread the word about vegetarianism as good stewardship of all of God’s Creation. Volunteers have a great opportunity to earn $18.00 per hour (up to 2 hours) per person to be donated to their favorite Animal Advocacy or Veg Group. For more information please contact Lorena at LorenaValenziVeg@gmail.com.

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3. Essay: The Knowledge of the Lord

What we can do to help fill the world with the knowledge of the Lord? For starters, we can do our best to serve as models of love and compassion. If we show that living as peacefully as possible deepens our spirituality and enriches our lives, others might be encouraged to follow our example. That’s one reason why it’s so important that we always engage other people respectfully. If we come across as angry, bitter, or nasty, people will think, “I don’t want to be like that person.”

Another way we can help spread the knowledge of the Lord is to spread truth. Jesus said, “The truth will set you free,” and indeed all justice movements are grounded in facts. When it comes to animal issues, truth-telling largely means respectfully challenging the lies people tell themselves to make it easier to countenance animal abuse and countering the repeated lies of the animal exploitation industries.

Jeremiah prophesied a time when “I [the Lord] will put my law within them, and I will write it upon their hearts” (31:33). Until that time, perhaps filling the world with the knowledge of the Lord might require changing the factors that motivate people. When we tell a child that she might get a treat if she behaves, we’re not demanding that she want to behave. Instead, we are creating incentives for good behavior. Similarly, there might be ways to change the incentives that currently encourage people to participate in the harmful exploitation and abuse of nonhumans. I’ll consider this possibility next week.

Stephen R. Kaufman, MD


4. Quiz

Many of those who doubt global warming and climate change note that winter Antarctic sea ice extent has been increasing during the past few years. This is in sharp contrast to diminished Arctic sea ice. How do climate scientists generally explain the growth of Antarctic sea ice? The first correct answer has a choice among several books.


5. This Week’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman

The Lord’s Godly People


Your question and comments are welcome

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