Weekly Newsletter - January 4, 2017
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

  1. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Six Principles of Nonviolence, part 3
  2. This Week’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman
  3. Upcoming Activist Opportunities

1. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Six Principles of Nonviolence, part 3

A third principle of nonviolence is that it aims to defeat injustice and evil, not people. We cannot build the Beloved Community if we want to defeat people, because that requires violence, which begets further violence. Evidently, Martin Luther King, Jr. believed that we should focus on injustice and evil rather than people, because people who do evil are also victims and not evil themselves. They can be victims of ignorance, cultural biases, or evil institutions that encourage or coerce people to act against their innate sense of justice.

It seems to me that many people believe that some people are evil. There are clearly people who have little or no empathy or compassion, who seek only their personal gain or aggrandizement. Unfortunately, many successful politicians fit this mold, because scruples do not impede their pursuits. When we see how much harm such people can do, it is tempting to regard them as evil.

Next week, I will elaborate on this further, exploring whether or not evil people exist.

Stephen R. Kaufman, MD


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

People Blinding Themselves


3. Upcoming Activist Opportunities

When you volunteer for the CVA, the CVA donates $20/hr. to the veg. or animal protection group of your choice. If you can help, contact Lorena at [email protected].

Leafletting

01/13/2017 FL, Jacksonville Winter Jam 2017
01/14/2017 FL, Tampa Winter Jam 2017
01/15/2017 FL, Sunrise Winter Jam 2017
01/19/2017 PA, Reading Winter Jam 2017
01/20/2017 PA, Pittsburgh Winter Jam 2017
01/21/2017 OH, Columbus Winter Jam 2017
01/22/2017 NC, Raleigh Winter Jam 2017
01/27/2017 IA, Des Moines Winter Jam 2017
01/28/2017 MO, St. Louis Winter Jam 2017
01/29/2017 MO, Kansas City Winter Jam 2017
02/02/2017 Al, Mobile Winter Jam 2017
02/02/2017 WI, Milwaukee Newsboys Love Riot Tour 2017
02/03/2017 TN, Nashville Winter Jam 2017
02/04/2017 GA, Atlanta Winter Jam 2017
02/10/2017 IN, Indianapolis Winter Jam 2017
02/10/2017 PA, Reading Newsboys Love Riot Tour 2017
02/12/2017 NC, Fayetteville Newsboys Love Riot Tour 2017
02/12/2017 IL, Peoria Winter Jam 2017
02/14/2016 FL, Pensacola Hits Deep Tour (TobyMac, Matt Maher, and/ more)
02/16/2017 GA, Augusta Winter Jam 2017
02/17/2017 FL, Jacksonville Hits Deep Tour (TobyMac, Matt Maher, and/ more)
02/17/2017 NY, Albany Newsboys Love Riot Tour 2017
02/17/2017 SC, Greenville Winter Jam 2017
02/18/2017 OH, Columbus Winter Jam 2017
02/18/2017 PA, Philadelphia The Very Next Thing Tour, Casting Crowns
02/19/2017 NC, Charlotte Winter Jam 2017
02/23/2017 VA, Norfolk Winter Jam 2017
02/24/2016 TX, Tyler Newsboys Love Riot Tour 2017
02/24/2017 TX, Grand Prairie Hits Deep Tour
02/25/2017 TN, Memphis Winter Jam 2017
02/26/2017 TN, Knoxville Winter Jam 2017
03/03/2017 TN, Nashville Hits Deep Tour (TobyMac, Matt Maher, and/ more)
03/03/2017 OH, Columbus Newsboys Love Riot Tour 2017
03/03/2017 TX, Houston Winter Jam 2017
03/05/2017 MO, Springfield Winter Jam 2017
03/10/2017 IL, Chicago Winter Jam 2017
03/12/2017 OH, Cleveland Winter Jam 2017
03/16/2017 NY, Albany Hits Deep Tour (TobyMac, Matt Maher, and/ more)
03/17/2017 AL, Birmingham Winter Jam 2017
03/18/2017 LA, New Orleans Winter Jam 2017
03/19/2017 AR, N. Little Rock Winter Jam 2017
03/19/2017 TX, San Antonio Newsboys Love Riot Tour 2017
03/23/2017 NM, Albuquerque Newsboys Love Riot Tour 2017
03/24/2017 PA, State College Winter Jam 2017
03/24/2017 TX, El Paso Newsboys Love Riot Tour 2017
03/25/2017 NC, Greensboro Winter Jam 2017
03/26/2017 TN, Chattanooga Winter Jam 2017
03/31/2017 CA, Sacramento Newsboys Love Riot Tour 2017
03/31/2017 KS, Wichita Winter Jam 2017
04/01/2017 NY, NYC Hillsong – Colour Conference US 2017
04/02/2017 AZ, Phoenix Hillsong – Colour Conference US 2017
04/02/2017 OK, Tulsa Winter 2017
04/03/2017 CA, Los Angeles Hillsong – Colour Conference US 2017
04/04/2017 TX, San Antonio Chris Tomlin, Worship Night
04/06/2017 OK, Tulsa Chris Tomlin, Worship Night
04/07/2017 WA, Seattle Newsboys Love Riot Tour 2017
04/08/2017 MO, Kansas City Chris Tomlin, Worship Night
04/09/2017 WA, Spokane Newsboys Love Riot Tour 2017
04/21/2017 IL, Springfield Newsboys Love Riot Tour 2017

Tabling

01/29/2017 FL, Fort Myers SWFL Veg Fest 2017
01/28/2017 AZ, Scottsdale Veg Food Festival
03/18/2017 FL, Tallahassee North Florida Veg fest
03/26/2017 CA, North Hollywood Vegan Street Fair
04/22/2017 MO, Kansas City Vegfest Kansas City
06/01/2016 WI, Madison Mad City Vegan Fest 2017
06/03/2017 OH, Cleveland Cleveland Vegfest 2017


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