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UPCOMING EVENTS

Monthly Sunday Services
Fourth Sunday of Every Month

      11/27, 12/18, 1/22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. On November 27 at 4:00 pm ET, the Compassion Consortium will present our special spiritual guest Dr. Armaiti May, DVM, a Zoroastrian practitioner, who is also a practicing small animal veterinarian and vegan advocate. A 2005 graduate of the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. May worked at an emergency dog and cat hospital and then trained in veterinary acupuncture through the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine. She has served on the Board of Directors for RedRover, an animal organization that brings animals out of crisis and into care, and is President of Vegan Toastmasters, a public speaking organization which empowers vegans to speak effectively on behalf of animals. She is currently launching a non-profit organization called the Veterinary Association for the Protection of Animals to educate the veterinary profession about the benefits of veganism. Zoroastrianism is an Iranian religion and one of the world's oldest organized faiths, based on the teachings of the prophet Zoroaster. The religion states that active and ethical participation in life through good deeds formed from good thoughts and good words is necessary to ensure happiness and to keep chaos at bay. 

Learn more about the November 27 Spiritual Service and Dr. May here.

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FUTURE EVENTS












On December 18 at 4:00 pm ET, the Compassion Consortium will present our special spiritual guest Rev. Dr. Christopher Carter. Dr. Carter’s research, teaching, and activist interests are in Black, Womanist, and Environmental ethics, with a particular focus on race, food, and nonhuman animals. His publications include The Spirit of Soul Food, "Blood in the Soil: The Racial, Racist, and Religious Dimensions of Environmentalism" in The Bloomsbury Handbook on Religion and Nature, and the co-edited volume The Future of Meat Without Animals. In them, he explores the intersectional oppressions experienced by people of color, non-human nature, and animals. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of Theology at the University of San Diego, Lead Pastor of The Loft at Westwood United Methodist Church, and he is also on the board of directors of Farm Forward, an anti-factory farming non-profit.

On January 22, 2023, at 4:00 pm ET, the Compassion Consortium will present our special spiritual guest Tavoria Kellam, a Vegan follower of the Baha'i faith. We will explore with Tavoria her journey from communism and atheism to her belief in the principles of the Baha'i faith, and the intersection of these principles with Veganism. 

Are you looking for Vegan love in all the wrong places? Join us for our February book night featuring the authors of Vegan Love: Dating and Partnering for the Cruelty-Free Gal, With Fashion, Make-up and Wedding Tips. Date and registration details to be announced. 
 

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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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    OUR NEXT BOOK/FILM NIGHT

Are you looking for Vegan love in all the wrong places?
Join us for our February book night featuring the authors of 
Vegan Love: Dating and Partnering for the Cruelty-Free Gal, With Fashion, Make-up and Wedding Tips.
Date and registration details to be announced. 

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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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