Weekly Newsletter from Christian Vegetarian Association CVA - December 5, 2020
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)


  1. Article: Donít have a cow: Israelís Remilk serves up dairy products made without animals
  2. Thoughts on Moral Frameworks, part 1
  3. All-Creatures.Org Ministry

1. Article: Donít have a cow: Israelís Remilk serves up dairy products made without animals

Comment: The prospect of having plant-based foods that are practically indistinguishable from their animal-based counterparts is encouraging, since there are many people who will not refrain from their preferred foods regardless of the cost to animals, the environment, the worldís poor and hungry people, and their own health. However, until these plant-based foods are readily available at competitive prices, we must do our best to promote plant-based eating.


2. Thoughts on Moral Frameworks, part 1

We need moral frameworks to help us determine what is the right thing to do both in everyday choices and in novel situations. Desirable attributes of moral frameworks include ethical soundness and universal applicability. The latter feature is needed in community-building, because having moral frameworks in common leads to trust and cooperation. This is particularly important in large communities, in which people frequently interact with strangers. Large communities offer the possibility of specialization, which increases productivity and can improve general well-being. This advantage is lost if people treat each other poorly. Further, widely divergent moral frameworks can easily lead to conflict, which always has the potential to result in violence.

Over the next several weeks I will consider a range of moral frameworks. Each has merits and each has limitations. The frameworks I will explore are: 1) Legalism; 2) Theodicy; 3) respect; 4) Sympathy; 5) Empathy; 6) Compassion; 7) Kindness. As always, I welcome feedback.

Stephen R. Kaufman, M.D.


3. All-Creatures.Org Ministry

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