Weekly Newsletter from Christian Vegetarian Association CVA - August 1, 2021
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)


  1. Sermon/Spiritual Presentation Contest
  2. Vegan Spirituality Forum & Retreat
  3. Free Books
  4. The July-August Issue of “The Peaceable Table” Is Now Online

1. Sermon/Spiritual Presentation Contest

The contest is open to all. Sermons/spiritual presentations must have been presented during a worship service at a church, synagogue, temple, mosque, sangha, spiritual community, or place of faith between June 30, 2021 and June 30, 2022 in order to be eligible.

Applications Due: August 30, 2022
Contest Guidelines


2. Vegan Spirituality Forum & Retreat

October 1 - 3, 2021 - Unity Village, Missouri
Website/Registration
Facebook Event Page
Event Flyer 


3. Free Books

I am debulking my collection of animal advocacy books as well as some veg cook books. I only request the cost of Media Mail postage. If you are interested in a list of available books, please contact lorenavalenziveg@gmail.com.

Steve Kaufman


4. The July-August Issue of “The Peaceable Table” Is Now Online

Contents include:

  • The Glimpse of the Peaceable Kingdom in this issue is an image of a remarkable embrace between a seal and a penguin.
  • One of the NewsNotes tells the good news that the Commission of the European Union has decided to end the caging of most agricultural animals after a transition period.
  • Alice Walker penned one of the Unset Gems, which assures us that animals exist for their own reasons; they were not made for humans any more than Black people were made for white people.
  • This issue's Pioneer is David of Wales, ca 500 - 589 C.E, who was noted for his vegan lifestyle, passed along to his fellow monks. The story of his life is largely legendary, but several references suggest that he was in fact sensitive to the needs of animals.
  • You have probably not tasted the creamy Green Soup in this issue's Recipe; it was created by my daughter Fay Elanor Ellwood. It is the best soup anyone ever tasted, hands down.
  • The Poetry selection for this month is the haunting Spiritual "Let My People Go." Also included is a link to bass-baritone singer Paul Robeson, whose wonderful deep tones contributed to making the song famous.

To read this issue, go to vegetarianfriends.net/issue166.html

Until the Peaceable Kingdom comes,
Gracia Fay Ellwood Editor


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