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Be the envy of all your friends!

Strut down the street proudly announcing to the world that you are a Compassion Consortium Compassionist!

Yes, you too can now purchase official Compassion Consortium merchandise with our new logol

Lastly, you may have received a couple of emails from Compassion Consortium "Forum" which seem to be advertisements. I was not aware that we even have a CC "Forum", and do not know how unknown persons were able to access this Forum and send out advertisements unrelated to the CC. We think have fixed this, and we apologize if you received these.

Rev. William

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Updated: Mar 11

We are very pleased to introduce to you Adrian DiFazio, a third-year MDiv student at Union Theological Seminary in New York City studying Buddhism and Interreligious Engagement and completing her Field Education placement with the Compassion Consortium.

Adriana DiFazio (she/her) is a third-year MDiv student at Union Theological Seminary in New York City studying Buddhism and Interreligious Engagement. She is completing her Field Education for her MDiv degree with the Compassion Consortium and is a student in the Ordained Animal Chaplaincy Training.

Adriana was drawn to the Compassion Consortium for her field education experience to bridge and supplement her human-centered chaplaincy training to include the more-than-human world. She is most excited about developing her theological thinking in company and collaboration with other eco-animal centered spiritually oriented humans.

You can follow along with Adriana's MDiv thesis research on Instagram @vegantheologian.

In this month's essay, Adriana explores a profound question: "How can pro-animal rights movements and scholars play on affective congruences for the benefit of non-human animals? How can pro-animal movements create a feeling, embodied karmic ripening in favor of non-human animals on a cultural scale?"

Click here to read Adriana's Essay

Rev. William

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The Compassion Consortium is very proud to announce that the CC Cofounders have been selected to present at the Parliament of the World’s Religions, August 14-18, 2023, in Chicago.

The Parliament of the World's Religions was created to cultivate harmony among the world's religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world.

Its origins are rooted in the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, where the historic first convening of the World Parliament of Religions created a global platform for engagement of religions of the east and west.

For more information about this event, its programs and registration details, see Parliament of the World's Religions – The Global Interfaith Movement (

Following are the events in which the CC cofounders will be participating. Please join us in congratulating these cofounders for their selection to the program, and we hope you can join us in Chicago:

  • Moving Toward a Good Karma Diet: Workshop Victoria Moran

  • Women's Self-Care Immersion: Workshop Victoria Moran

  • Human Rights, Creation Rights: A Christian Perspective.: Panel Martin Rowe, Candace Laughinghouse, Vanessa Nakate, moderator Victoria Moran

  • A Christian and A Pagan walk into an animal shelter: Creative ideas for interspecies justice: Rev. Sarah Bowen, Rev. Dr. Betz King

  • A Call to Conscience: Defending Freedom and the Rights of all Sentient Beings: panel Barbara Gardner, Dr Alka Arora, Charlotte Cressey, Victoria Moran, Lisa Levinson

  • An Interfaith Celebration for Animals: Religious Observance Rev. Sarah Bowen, Rev. Carol Saunders, Lisa Levinson, Barbara Gardner

  • Animal Chaplaincy Training at Compassion Consortium: Booth on Exhibit Floor: Rev. Sarah Bowen; Victoria Moran; Rev. William Melton, plus graduated ACT students

Thank you,

Rev. William

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