Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of Justice
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Vegan lifestyle articles that discuss ways of living in peace with humans, animals, and the environment.


Will Tuttle, The World Peace Diet
May 2014

Also read The Vegan Birth and the Birth of the “Circles of Compassion” Vision

This is a book of essays by leading authors and activists on the connections between human, animal, and environmental well-being.

Will Tuttle Circles Compassion


About this project!

Too often, we fail to recognize how forms of violence and oppression are connected. If we’re able to see and understand these connections, we can better leverage our collective efforts to bring about positive transformative change. We’ve put together a book of essays from leading activists who work to end different forms of violence to help lead us to that path. The book is called Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of Justice. This could be the push that we need to break out of our confining silos, to build bridges between movements, and to make the choices that will lead to a peaceful and just world for all.

We have 28 leading visionary vegan authors who have contributed insightful and inspiring essays to the volume, all on the theme of illuminating the connections between injustice to animals and the various forms of social and ecological injustice, and the keys to creating a world of peace, compassion, and freedom by addressing the hidden roots of our dilemmas.

 Will Tuttle Circles Compassion

Below is the list of contributors and chapter titles.

  • Foreword by Carol J. Adams
  • David Cantor – Beyond Humanism, Toward a New Animalism
  • Angel Flinn – No Innocent Bystanders
  • Katrina Fox – Why Compassion is Essential to Social Justice
  • Beatrice Friedlander – A Woman, A Cat, and a Realization
  • Lori Girshick – Interconnected Injustices and the Struggle for Universal Liberation
  • Rachel Griffin – Social Responsibility, Reflexivity, and Chasing Rainbows
  • Robert Grillo – Eating Animals and the Illusion of Personal Choice
  • Melanie Joy – Carnism: Why Eating Animals is a Social Justice Issue
  • Lisa Kemmerer – Sustenance, Sincerity, and Social Justice
  • Rita Laws – Mother Corn, Father Pumpkin, Sister Bean
  • Keith McHenry – Until Every Belly is Full
  • Dawn Moncrief – Hunger, Meat, and the Banality of Evil
  • Anthony Nocella - Building an Animal Advocacy Movement for Racial and Disability Justice
  • Richard Oppenlander – Our Lifeline Revealed Through the Eye of Justice
  • Lauren Ornelas – A Hunger for Justice
  • Colleen Patrick-Goudreau – Veganism: A Path to Nonviolence
  • Sailesh Rao – Climate Change and Injustice Everywhere
  • Anteneh Roba – The Inescapable Net of Mutuality
  • Marla Rose – The Universal Female: Invisible Threads that Stitch Us Together
  • Ruby Roth – Harming Children to Protect Them
  • Richard Schwartz – Connecting the Dots on Dietary Choices
  • Kim Sheridan - Looking Behind the Curtain to the Hidden Side of Justice Issues
  • Jasmin Singer – The Gay Animal: A Personal Exploration of Interconnectedness
  • Gary Smith – Animal Rights as a Social Justice Issue
  • Jo Stepaniak – Confronting the Saboteur Within: Advancing a Consciousness of Compassion
  • Will Tuttle – Our Cultural Crisis and the Vegan Solution
  • Zoe Weil – The MOGO Principle for a Peaceful, Sustainable, and Humane World

Where does my money go?

To complete the project, we have a goal of $18,000. Your support will go directly to completing, printing, distributing, and marketing this book. The more contributions we receive, the more books we can print and the more we can devote to marketing, public relations, and speaking engagements for the authors, which maximizes our impact and gets our message out there. We're donating 50% of all proceeds raised from this book printing to the Food Empowerment Project, an organization that seeks to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices.

For your support, you'll receive a gift ranging from the eBook to a weekend retreat at Will and Madeleine Tuttle's vegan bed and breakfast! You'll also receive our gratitude and personal thanks for making this project a reality.

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