Our Mission
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

  1. CVA missionTo support and encourage Christian vegetarians around the world.
  2. To share with non-vegetarian Christians how a vegetarian diet can be a powerful and faith-strengthening witness to Christ's love, compassion, and peace.
  3. To show the world that plant-based diets represent good, responsible Christian stewardship for all God's Creation.

About the Christian Vegetarian Association

The Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA) is an international, non-denominational ministry of believers dedicated to respectfully promoting healthy, Christ-centered and God-honoring living among Christians.

We advocate nutritious plant-based diets in the global Christian community. Through publications, websites, and related public information campaigns, we educate people about the distinct health, environmental, and animal-related advantages of plant-based eating.

I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.
(Philemon 6)

An Environmental and Health Ministry

We encourage vegetarianism because the diet is ecologically sound, helps alleviate world hunger, and benefits human health.

Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you?
(I Cor. 3:16)

An Animal Welfare Ministry

The CVA respectfully addresses humans' relationship with animals from a comprehensive biblical perspective. We attempt therefore to actively participate in the "reconciliation of Creation" that promises to result in the "Peaceable Kingdom" foreshadowed by Scripture.
(See Gen. 1:29-30; Isa. 11:6-8; 65:17-25; 2 Cor. 5:17-21; Col. 1:16-23; and Dr. Rev. Andrew Linzey's "Declaration of the Peaceable Kingdom.")

A Discipleship Ministry

Vegetarianism offers people everywhere important ways Christians may positively impact God's world for Christ, by caring for people, animals, and the environment. We believe, therefore, that encouraging plant-based diets is an effective, evangelistic witness to the gospel. It is a contemporary response to Christ's command to "go and make disciples of all nations." (Matthew 28:19)

The righteous man has regard for the life of his beast.
(Proverbs 12:10)