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Bradford Community Church Unitarian Universalist
Kenosha, WI

We have an animal ministry and a green ministry, vegan members and vegan choices at potlucks

In about 2005, some of our members organized a viewing of PEACEABLE KINGDOM: THE JOURNEY HOME. The film explores the awakening conscience of several people who grew up in traditional farming culture and who have now come to question the basic premises of their inherited way of life, particularly the ‘factory farming’ and slaughter of animals.

Due in great part to this event, many people in our congregation were moved to consider our own “inherited way of life”—and of eating. Several of us became vegan or vegetarian and almost everyone started including more meat-free meals.

It has not always been a comfortable dialogue but we keep having it.

Since 2005 the middle ground for our potlucks has shifted to vegetarian with more vegan options all the time. Along with other Unitarian Universalists around the country we engaged in a year-long study of food and faith and the multifaceted ethics of eating. About once a year we print a vegan recipe collection around a seasonal theme, like” Peace and Thanksgiving”, “Whole Earth Picnic” and Peace on Earth, Good Cookies to All”. (When we figure out how we’ll put them on our website!)

Toward the end of every summer we have an animal blessing service which seeks not only to bless our animal companions, but to acknowledge them as living blessings in our lives.

Contact Information

Pastor Erik Carlson
[email protected]
Bradford Community Church Unitarian Universalist
5810 Eighth Avenue
Kenosha WI 53140
(262) 656-0544


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