Weekly Newsletter from Christian Vegetarian Association CVA - October 16, 2021
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

  1. Activist Feedback
  2. Education, Part 1: Ethics
  3. British/UK petition
  4. All-Creatures.Org Ministry

1. Activist Feedback

Thank you very much! These pamphlets are very popular! We went to the state fair and put these out along with other pamphlets. They were the most popular. It’s important for Christians to start living in alignment with the values of love, compassion, and kindness. These are perfect! I’ll be purchasing more when we’re running low.

[Note: CVA booklets and other materials are sold at cost at https://www.christianveg.org/books.htm .]

2.  Education, Part 1: Ethics

What should we teach our children? Some of the most important lessons involve ethics. Without ethics, vulnerable individuals are prone to mistreatment. Among younger people today, there seems to be widespread support for moral relativism, in which there is no way to demonstrate that one person’s moral framework is any better than anyone else’s, strikes me as a failure to teach ethics.

Young children quickly learn about being fair, and ethical understandings evolve as their experiences broaden and their minds become more adept at considering abstract concepts. A good general principle is commonly called the “Golden Rule,” a nearly universal ethic articulated in very similar ways by nearly all religions and secular ethical systems. The Christian version can be found in Matthew 7:12: “So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them; for this is the law and the prophets.” (See Golden Rule Project.)

Next week, I will take issue with a widely held ethical view that I think is a source of much injustice and great suffering.

Stephen R. Kaufman, M.D.

3. British/UK petition

Signatures are needed from our British/UK members for an initiative to ban snare traps. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/581402

4. From All-Creatures.Org Ministry

Here are our recent All-Creatures Newsletter, which we hope you like and share with others to help stop the exploitation and killing of animals.

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