Weekly Newsletter from Christian Vegetarian Association CVA - March 8, 2018
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

  1. Activist Feedback
  2. The March “Peaceable Table” Is Now Online
  3. This Week’s Sermon from Rev. Frank and Mary Hoffman

1. Activist Feedback

Michael, who leafleted at Winter Jam in Tampa, writes:

Things went well.We gave out all our leaflets in about 2-3 hrs.It was a very nice crowd.The only thing that was bad was the weather :)

2. The March “Peaceable Table” Is Now Online


  • The "Glimpse of the Peaceable Kingdom" features a sleeping kitten cuddling a wide-awake guinea pig. No speciesism here.
  • "Something . . . Doesn't Love a Wall," the "Editor's Corner" essay, reflects on the moral ambiguity posed by walls, physical or psychospiritual, between different people, and between people and animals. There are protective walls that should be built and kept mended, and dividing walls that the earth itself may try to dismantle, if we don't.
  • In one of the "NewsNotes" we celebrate four ducks coming into a forever home.
  • Author Karen Borch in the Lettercolumn responds to last month's essay on the challenges of being a peacemaker.
  • Joshua Evans, 18th century Quaker, is the March "Pioneer."This quiet hero, centuries ahead of his time, spent his life opposing evil systems that cause so much suffering for humans and animals, and seeking to mend where he could.
  • In the "Did You Miss This One?" column, Robert Ellwood reviews The Amish Way, with particular reference to Amish relationships with "domestic" animals.
  • Robert Frost's well-known poem "Mending Wall," which is part of the inspiration for this month's essay, describes an incident of meeting up with a next-door neighbor to mend the stone wall between their two farms. The narrator questions building walls, but his neighbor just wants to repeat the patterns of the past.

To see this issue, go to http://www.vegetarianfriends.net/issue144.html.

Toward the renewal of Paradise,
Gracia Fay Ellwood, Editor

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

Humans Murdering Animals

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