Interfaith. Interspiritual. Interspecies.
Monthly Sunday Services
Fourth Sunday of Every Month
6/27/21, 7/25/21, 8/22/21, 9/28/21 ...
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 June 27 spiritual conversation will be Jane Velez-Mitchell, prior CNN Headline News journalist and founder of JaneUnchained a multi-platform social media news outlet that produces original video content on animal rights and the vegan/compassionate lifestyle.
Book & Film Events
6/15/21 for LGBTQ+ PRIDE MONTH
Rev. Erika Allison shares her experience growing up in a religious family in Texas and enduring conversion therapy as an attempt to change her sexual orientation. Come hear from this Queer vegan author how she healed and now advocates for compassion big enough for ALL beings.
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.
Featured monthly Book & Film Selection
Gay the Pray Away: Healing Your Life, Love, and Relationships from the Harms of LGBT Conversion Therapy
Hear how Rev. Erika transformed from corporate engineer to Queer interfaith minister (and aspiring mystic), from human “doing & proving” to human being, and from carnivore to compassionate vegan. Plus, get tips for connecting with your truest version yourself, how to fall in love with that authentic self, and how tounapologetically unleash that brilliant self to shine brightly in the world.
featured monthly Essay
by Rev Erika Allison
This June, communities across the globe are celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride month. It is a time of visibility for the beautiful diversity, the vibrant resiliency, and the residual injustices that co-mingle within LGBTQ+ experiences. As a lesbian vegan minister, as well as part of the spiritual leadership team at Compassion Consortium, I would like to connect with you on the topic of human and animal compassion through a queer lens. How do we extend the circle of compassion a little broader and help others do the same? Let’s explore.
All Means All
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