Weekly Newsletter - January 13, 2016
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

  1. Activist Feedback
  2. Reply to "why don't churches oppose animal abuse?"
  3. This Week’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman

1. Activist Feedback

Suzanne, who leafleted at a recent Winter Jam in Grand Rapids, MI, writes:

A friend and Ieasily handed out the entire box [600 booklets] you sent within an hour.We picked up any discarded leaflets and re-handed out all except the few that were wet. Kris and her son also handed out all the leaflets she was sent.

I was surprised how big the event was.The line snaked at least twice around the arena.Security did not mind as we stayed outside line-forming fences and away from crosswalks (at police department's request). I enjoyed the experience and hope to help again!

Upcoming Outreach Opportunities

Leafleting

01/22/2016 IA, Des Moines Winter Jam
01/23/2016 MO, St. Louis Winter Jam
01/23/2016 GA, Atlanta Women of Faith
01/24/2016 MO, Kansas City Winter Jam
01/29/2016 IL, Chicago Winter Jam
01/30/2016 PA, Pittsburgh Winter Jam
02/05/2016 MO, Springfield Jeremy Camp
02/11/2016 FL, Sunrise Hillsong United Empires Tour 2016
02/12/2016 FL, Orlando Hillsong United Empires Tour 2016
02/13/2016 FL, Tampa Hillsong United Empires Tour 2016
02/12/2016 TX, Dallas Jeremy Camp
02/14/2016 IN, Indianapolis Jeremy Camp
02/16/2016 TN, Memphis Hillsong United Empires Tour 2016
02/18/2016 LA, Baton Rouge Toby Mac Hits Deep Tour
02/19/2016 AL, Birmingham Toby Mac Hits Deep Tour
02/19/2016 TX, Dallas Hillsong United Empires Tour 2016
02/21/2016 OH, Cleveland Winter Jam 2016
02/25/2016 CA, Sacramento Jeremy Camp
02/26/2016 AZ, Phoenix Toby Mac Hits Deep Tour
02/28/2016 CA, San Diego Toby Mac Hits Deep Tour
03/18/2016 CO, Denver Toby Mac Hits Deep Tour
03/18/2016 IN, Indianapolis Winter Jam 2016
03/20/2016 IL, Peoria Winter Jam 2016

Tabling

03/20/2016 FL, Tallahassee North Florida Vegfest
04/02/2016 TX, Austin Vegfest
04/9-10/16 WA, Seattle VegFest
04/23/2016 CA, San Francisco Earth Day 2016
04/26/2016 MI, Novi VegFest
05/01/2016 CA, Los Angeles VegFest L.A.
05/07/2016 OH, Cleveland Vegfest
05/7-8/16 NY, New York NY Vegetarian Food Festival
05/7/2016 LA, New Orleans NOLA Veggiefest
06/4/2016 NY, Albany Vegfest 2016
06/18/2016 WI, Madison Mad City VeganFest
07/6-10/16 PA, Johnstown Vegetarian Summerfest 2016
07/23-24/16 CO, Denver VegFest Colorado 2016
07/23-24/16 IL, Naperville Veggie Fest 2016
10/22-23/16 OR, Portland Portland VegFest


2. Reply to "why don't churches oppose animal abuse?" (12/24/15)

I, too, often hear the rationale of animals not having a soul somehow justifying the abuse of animalsand consumption of their flesh. I have given this response some thought and to be honest, I really don't know whether animals have a soul. I suspect they do and expect to see them in heaven.

But the important question I think we need to ask ourselves is not "do animals have a soul," but, rather, "do I have a soul?" And if I conclude that if I have a soul, why would I even consider killing and/or eating one of God's beautiful creatures? We may want to think of ourselves as better than the rest of God's creatures, and if so why not demonstrate it by our compassion? Don't you sometimes wonder if the animals were made in God's image and not us?

Dr. James Weiland


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

Being One with God


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