Weekly Newsletter from Christian Vegetarian Association CVA - April 11, 2018
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)


  1. Activist Feedback
  2. The April Issue of “The Peaceable Table” Is Now Online
  3. This Week’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman

1. Activist Feedback

Holise writes:

I distributed 401 "Joyful, Compassionate Eating" pamphlets at Winter Jam Mobile, Alabama on February 1st. It should have been much more. My ride got me there more than an hour late; by which time, all volunteers had gone home and most of the crowd was already inside. I was very humiliated or I would have told you sooner.

I am currently exploring options to distribute the remainder of the leaflets. I already have them displayed in two churches and plan to add more to my list. I am watching local events for opportunities, as well. Thank you so much for your support!


2. The April Issue of “The Peaceable Table” Is Now Online

Contents include:

  • In our Glimpse of the Peaceable Kingdom we see Bramble the roe deer and Tinsel the turkey, who became inseparable friends from the moment they met at a sanctuary one Christmastide.
  • We humans can choose to turn from an empire mindset to one of community, says Judith Carman in the Editor's Corner Guest Review-Essay, presenting David Korten's important book The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community. But one crucial element is missing from Korten's account, says Carman, without which his vision can never be realized: we must also turn away from our imperial tyranny over animals, and acknowledge them as members of the great community of earth.
  • One of the Unset Gems, inspired by Will Tuttle, speaks of "the taboo against knowing whom you eat." Indeed!
  • We don't often think of the hippie movement in the 1960s as having had a pervasive and permanent influence on US-American culture. But in fact they essentially launched the food revolution in which we are now participating, according to Jonathan Kauffman's book Hippie Food, Reviewed by Robert Ellwood in this issue.
  • The April Pioneer is Lewis Gompertz, 1784-1861, small of stature but a towering giant in the world of animal defenders. He was co-founder of the RSPCA, a compassionate vegan, and author of an 1824 book that clearly sets forth a position of animal rights. May his memory shine and inspire.
  • Have you ever thought of green beans, vegan parmesan, lemon juice, and sunflower seeds together? If not, you may be very pleasantly surprised when you try this month's Recipe.
  • The Native American (Ojibway) hero Hiawatha, as set forth in Longfellow's epic poem The Song of Hiawatha, was an animal whisperer. See the excerpt in our Poetry column.

To see this issue, go to http://www.vegetarianfriends.net/issue145.html.

Until the day of full Earth Community,
Gracia Fay Ellwood, Editor


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

Godly Togetherness Includes Faith


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