The Fellowship of Life
Your readers may be interested to know that there was a good response
to a small notice placed in the July/August issue on the subject of meat
eating and the Church.
Most of the correspondents were distressed by the general uncaring
and hypocritical attitude shown towards animals by the Church and have
turned away from Christianity because of its meat eating practices but
are no happier with other religions on this subject. The whole tone of
the letters from these honest and intelligent people was one of despair,
as they cannot find that spiritual guidance which would reconcile with
their vegetarian beliefs.
It would seem that a simple religion to unite vegetarians/vegans of
different traditional beliefs who feel this need, does not exist. If
this is not available to them, and with the rapid growth of
vegetarianism, particularly among younger people, clearly the time has
come to fill this void.
Mrs. P. Murray
In 1990 the Custodians network was formed and existed as a
general, non-secular vegetarian group of campaigners until 1997. An
early advert for the new group appeared in the March/April 1990 edition
of The Vegetarian:
A number of vegetarians in the UK, being deeply concerned by the meat
eating practices and general uncaring attitude towards animals of some
leading religious denominations, have chosen to accept vegetarianism as
a simple faith.
They feel that their belief in Almighty God, the Creator, together
with the high principles and all aspects of vegetarianism, embody those
spiritual and moral values, inspired by Love and Compassion, which will
truly guide them throughout life.
Although a small and unofficial group, they have chosen to call
themselves 'Custodians', and invite all interested to join them.
If you wish your name to be added to the Custodians register for
exchanging views, please contact: P. Murray, Kent Place, Lechlade, Glos.,
See Also - SPEAK FOR THE ANIMALS - Animal Rights: a non-secular perspective
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