Weekly Newsletter from Christian Vegetarian Association CVA - June 11, 2023
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

  1. Book Review: Keith Akers. Embracing Limits: A Radical and Necessary Approach to the Environment Crisis
  2. All-Creatures.Org Ministry

1. Book Review: Keith Akers. Embracing Limits: A Radical and Necessary Approach to the Environment Crisis

This very readable book is an important contribution to the environmental crisis. Many activists focus on specific campaigns, such as blocking the construction of an oil pipeline or divesting from oil companies. Akers looks at the larger picture. The human impact on world ecosystems has been enormous, and one consequence has been a gigantic growth in the number of humans and the amount of resources the average human consumes. Our market economy is predicated on growth, but unlimited growth is impossible. Akers stresses that it is difficult to determine which natural resources, such as energy, water, or minerals, will limit growth. But, humanity is living unsustainably, and unless there are drastic changes in how we live, a day of reckoning will come. With helpful graphs and images, Akers makes the current situation and the likely future very clear.

Much of the book considers various social and political proposals that might allow humanity to avoid the otherwise very painful processes of depopulation and resource use decline. These steps would require a degree of worldwide cooperation and good governance that seems at odds with present conditions and trends. Nonetheless, it remains possible that wisdom and action inspired by concern for future generations might prevail.

Readers might recall that Akers also wrote Disciples: How Jewish Christianity Shaped Jesus and Shattered the Church. This book demonstrates that the early followers of Jesus were vegetarian, it makes a compelling case that Jesus himself was vegetarian.

Stephen R. Kaufman, M.D.

2. From All-Creatures.Org Ministry

We hope you enjoy this week’s newsletter. It includes how Rhymes and raps in “I’m Not Vegan But My Cousin Is” (book) — Wuhan animal torture lab is defunded — activists networking — another state bans gambling on ‘dog races’ — about Gorillas — another pig farm’s cruelties exposed — poems about Iditarod Dogs, Geckos, Pilot Whales, Bird chirpings — media climate change coverage still ignoring animal ag — An Unnatural Order (book) — Oppressive Liberation (book) — raw milk IS cow’s milk — and more...

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In the Love of the Lord,
Frank L Hoffman


Tams Nicholson
Executive Directress

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