Weekly Newsletter from Christian Vegetarian Association CVA - November 27, 2019
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)


  1. Activist Feedback
  2. The November-December issue of  “Peaceable Table” Is Now Online
  3. All-Creatures.org Ministry

We apologize for the interruption in the CVA e-newsletter, which was related to software problems. We wish everyone a Happy (i.e., compassionate, peace-filled) Thanksgiving.


1. Activist Feedback

Rick Hershey writes:

I handed out 600 CVA booklets mostly to adults at the BOK Center in Tulsa today for the MercyMe concert in Tulsa, OK. The crowd was not very receptive toward accepting a booklet.

2. The November-December “Peaceable Table” Is Now Online

Contents include:

  • The Glimpse of the Peaceable Kingdom features an incident in which a compassionate mare protected a newborn fawn from coyotes until his mother recovered from labor, and mother and baby could escape together.
  • "What if God is the Water?" is idea spawned by David Foster Wallace's famous parable of the three fishes and developed in the Editor's Corner Essay. It asserts that God/dess is the oceanic matrix that links all living beings, us human animals and our cousins, the other kind.
  • One of the NewsNotes tells of actor Joachin Phoenix's appearance at one of the weekly vigils sponsored by Animal Save at the Los Angeles Farmer John pig slaughterhell.
  • In the Letter column, author and photographer A.J. Morey underlines the importance of Richard Phillips, the brave and compassionate eighteenth-century editor featured as Pioneer in the most recent PT.
  • Our Pioneer in this issue is Thomas Tryon, a remarkable seventeenth-century self-made Englishman. Born into the working class, he taught himself to read and write, and wrote with passion, defending animals and promoting vegetarianism.
  • Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Eating Animals, has done it again, with a new book entitled Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast. He holds that supporting reducitarianism, getting many people to cut substantially back on flesh-eating, will have greater environmental benefit that promoting veganism only. Reviewed by Robert Ellwood.
  • Our Recipe this month is for a tasty, sugar-free apple cake that won first prize at the Alaska State Fair. It comes from The Peaceable Kitchen, a cookbook produced by the Sandpoint (Idaho) Friends.
  • In our Poetry column we feature two songs that use the image of the divine ocean: the chant "We All Come from the Goddess" and the 1890 hymn "O the Deep Deep Love of Jesus," with links to the music. Enjoy!

To read this issue, go to http://www.vegetarianfriends.net/issue158.html.

If you are super-busy and don't have much time, be sure at least to check the Glimpse of the Peaceable Kingdom, which will lift your spirits.

Toward that Kingdom,
Gracia Fay Ellwood, Editor

P.S. My book Taking the Adventure: Faith and Our Kinship with Animals might make the right Christmas of Hanukkah present for a friend or relative who is coming close to adventuring on a life of compassionate dining.


3. All-Creatures.Org Ministry


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