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CVA Weekly Newsletter
March 27, 2014


  1. Activist Feedback
  2. Essay: On Science and Religion
  3. This Week’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman

1. Activist Feedback

Rick Hershey, who leafleted with friends at Winter Jam in Springfield on March, writes:

Chip, Michael, and I handed out 2600 booklets at Winter Jam this afternoon and evening (2525 CVA booklets and 75 Vegan Outreach booklets) to a young and receptive crowd.We enjoyed pleasant weather for this event.

Upcoming Activist Opportunities

03/30/2014 NY, New York City Veggie Pride Parade NYC
04/04/2014 FL, Pensacola Extraordinary Women Conference 2014
04/05/2014 TX, Austin Texas VegFest http://www.texasvegfest.com/eventinfo/
04/11/2014 OR, Eugene ATF Epic Truth
04/11-12/14 NY, NYC ATF Epic Truth
04/25-26/14 CO, Denver ATF Epic Truth
04/19/2014 TN, Nashville Earth Day Festival – TABLING - http://www.nashvilleearthday.org/
04/12/2013 TX, Houston EarthDay Festival – TABLING - http://earthdayhouston.org/?page_id=2
04/27/2014 MO, St. Louis Earth Day Festival – TABLING - http://www.stlouisearthday.org/events/festival/
04/19-26/13 OH, Columbus Earth Day Festival – TABLING - http://earthdaycolumbus.org/
04/19/2014 CA, San Francisco Earth Day Festival – TABLING - http://www.earthdaysf.org/earth-day.html
04/13/2014 MI, Novi Michigan VegFest – TABLING - http://vegmichigan.org/activities/vegfest/
04/27/2014 CA, San Diego San Diego EarthWorks - TABLING
04/24/2014 OH, Cleveland Joyce Meyer Conference
05/02/2014 OH, Columbus Matthew West
05/03/2014 MD, Baltimore VegFest http://www.thehumaneleague.com/BaltimoreVegFest/index.htm
05/02-03-14 PA, Pittsburgh ATF Epic Truth
05/02-03/14 MD, Baltimore ATF Epic Truth
05/09-10/14 WA, Everett ATF Epic Truth
05/10-11/14 TX, Houston VegFest
05/15-17/14 TX, Fort Worth Joyce Meyer Conference
05/24/2014 AB, Edmonton Canada - Capital Kings
05/31/2014 IL, Chicago Veggie Pride Parade
06/07/2014 WI, Madison Mad City Vegan Fest
06/08/2014 CA, Vancouver Canada VEG Expo 2014 – TABLING - http://www.vegexpo.ca/
06/27-30/14 DC, Washington Taking Action for Animals
07/2-6/2014 PA, Johnstown Vegetarian Summerfest 2014
07/5-6/2014 CO, Golden VegFest Colorado
07/10-13/14 CA, Los Angeles Animal Rights National Conference http://arconference.org/mission-structure.htm
08/02/2014 VA, Fairfax Matthew West
08/9-10/2014 IL, Naperville VeggieFest Chicago
08/21-23/14 ON, Toronto Canada, Joyce Meyer Conference 2014
09/5-7/2014 Canada-Toronto Toronto Vegetarian Food Fair
09/13/2014 CA, Anaheim Matthew West
09/20/2014 TX, Dallas Matthew West
09/25-27/14 MO, St. Louis Love Life 2014 Women’s Conference
09/27/2014 IN, Indianapolis Matthew West
09/27-28/14 OR, Portland Portland VegFest
10/18/2014 MN, Saint Paul Matthew West
10/25/2014 CO, Denver Matthew West
10/19/2014 TX, Dallas Texas Veggie Fair


2. Essay: On Science and Religion

Albert Einstein once wrote, "Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

Yet, many people see a conflict between science and religion. Many religious leaders have scoffed at scientific theories, particularly Darwinian evolution, while some the most outspoken atheists are professional scientists. Is this conflict inevitable?

Those who seek a truce between science and religion often assert that science and religion seek answers to different questions. Science attempts to explain how things happen, while religion tends to focus on the “why” questions. In other words, religions often seek to understand meaning, such as, Why was I born? What am I supposed to do in my life? What happens to me when I die? The scientific method is ill-equipped to address such questions.

Atheists typically claim that such religious questions are silly. They assert that we aren’t born for any particular reason, that our lives have no greater meaning than the meaning we choose to give them, and that, when our body dies, that’s the end of our story. Can science inform religion? Can religion inform science? How do these questions relate to animal issues? I’ll start to explore these questions next week.


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

Caring Love: Perfect Heavenly Limitless Love


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