Interfaith. Interspiritual. Interspecies.
Monthly Sunday Services
Fourth Sunday of Every Month
7/24/22, 8/28, 9/25...
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 next Compassion Consortium Spiritual Service will be held at 4:00 pm ET on Sunday, July24. Our special guest will be Dr. Tushar Mehta, a Jain who practices emergency medicine in Toronto. Dr. Mehta has given lectures and seminars for the Jain community. He is co-founder of towardsahimsa.com and has volunteered with Jain/Secular youth camps, promoting Ahimsa philosophy in modernity, emphasizing the interconnectedness of humans, animals, and all life. Dr. Mehta participates in international health projects, formerly in rural India, and now with an NGO in Haiti. He has volunteered with various environmental organizations, including one Antarctic mission with Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Along with a small team, Dr. Mehta co-founded Plant Based Data, a free database which organizes academic/ institutional literature regarding plant-based diet health, environment, food security, and zoonotic pandemic risk.
Learn more Dr. Mehta and Jainism here.
Our Compassion in Action Guest on Sunday, July 24, will be Kathy Stevens, co-founder and Executive Director of Catskill Animal Sanctuary in New York's Hudson Valley. Kathy is the author of Where the Blind Horse Sings and Animal Camp, two critically and popularly acclaimed books about the work of Catskill Animal Sanctuary; she’s also a contributor to books, podcasts and articles on animal sentience, animal rights and veganism.
Our special guest at our August 28 Spiritual Service will be Light, co-founder of Gentle World. Gentle World is a 501(c)(3) educational organization whose core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making such a transition.
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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