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UPCOMING EVENTS

Monthly Sunday Services
Fourth Sunday of Every Month

   12/26/21, 01/23/22, 02/27/22, 03/27/22...

Each service includes immersive spiritual practices—such as musical reflection, meditation, prayer, and loving-kindness—as well as a spiritual conversation with a special guest. The special guest for our December 26 service will be Keith Akers, author of Disciples: How Jewish Christianity Shaped Jesus and Shattered the Church and The Lost Religion of Jesus: Simple Living and Nonviolence in Early Christianity. Among other topics, Keith will discuss the early followers of Jesus such as the Essenes, Nazoreans and Ebionites, and also the question of whether Jesus was a vegetarian.

Compassionate Book Talk 12/7/21

 

Vegan Voices: Essays by Inspiring Changemakers

Compassion Consortium is proud to present Vegan Voices: Essays by Inspiring Changemakers with our guests  Dr. Joanne Kong, Gene Baur, and Victoria Moran

 A collection of informative, diverse, evocative, and inspiring essays from over 50 vegan activists, educators, artists, and changemakers on the whys and wherefores of the vegan diet and lifestyle.

FUTURE EVENTS


Sunday January 23 Spiritual Service with special guest Kathy Freston, a New York Times bestselling author of multiple health and wellness books, notably The Lean, Quantum Wellness, and Clean Protein. Her advocacy for a more healthy, sustainable, and just food system is inspired by her concern for human health as well as animal and environmental welfare.

Sunday February 27 Spiritual Services with special guest Dr. Milton Mills, critical care physician in the Washington, DC area. Dr. Mills has served previously as Associate Director of Preventive Medicine and as a member of the National Advisory Board, for Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). He has been a major contributor to position papers presented by PCRM to the United States Department of Agriculture regarding Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Sunday March 27 Spiritual Service with special guest Kris Gurksnis, a vegan Wiccan living in Salem, Massachusetts who will help us celebrate Ostara/Spring Equinox.  

 

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FEATURED FILM

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about us

The Compassion Consortium is a non-sectarian and interfaith religious center. We offer spiritual guidance, support, and fellowship to vegans, vegetarians, animal rights activists, animal lovers, and all humans who care about and advocate for animals and the planet. We recognize that many people do not see their deeply rooted compassion for all creatures reflected in houses of worship; some have even left faith traditions after seeing these innocent, loving beings excluded from the level of mercy they deserve; in many cases, they're even denied the possession of a soul.

 

The Compassion Consortium is here to supplement this "missing piece" for persons who are part of another religious or spiritual community, and those who are not. We welcome participants of all faiths or none. Our regular monthly service takes place on Sunday afternoons, 4 pm U.S. Eastern Time, to avoid interference with most church, synagogue, temple, or mosque services. While we encourage Compassion Consortium membership for those so moved, this is not a "join up required" kind of organization: we're here to serve you, the companion animals you care about, as well as all exploited, abused, and endangered animals, and the fragile ecosystem of planet Earth.

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Books
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Compassion Consortium is proud to present at 8:00 PM EDT on December 7 Vegan Voices: Essays by Inspiring Changemakers with our guests  Dr. Joanne Kong, Gene Baur, and Victoria Moran

 A collection of informative, diverse, evocative, and inspiring essays from over 50 vegan activists, educators, artists, and changemakers on the whys and wherefores of the vegan diet and lifestyle.

 COMPASSIONATE BOOK TALK

VEGAN VOICES: ESSAYS BY INSPIRING CHANGEMAKERS

featured monthly Essay
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Animals, Believers, Compassion

by Victoria Moran

It’s a new ABC: Animals, Believers, Compassion. I’ve long been perplexed at why so many people of faith, just about all faiths, strive to show compassion to their fellow humans but turn a blind eye to the animals they eat and wear. In both these ways, most religious or spiritual people are identical to most secular people.

 

Vegans hear the arguments: “Jesus ate fish.” “The cow is sacred and we’re supposed to consume her milk.” “The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, ate halal meat.” And yet, at the heart of every faith, and at that unnamed place of connection where the “spiritual but not religious” find solace, we find the same stunning substance: love — boundless, blind, without condition or prejudice.

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"May all beings everywhere be happy and free. May the thoughts, words and actions of our day contribute to that happiness and freedom for all."

 

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