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On a bi-monthly basis, the Compassion Consortium suggests a book, film or compassionate practice for you to consider that relates to our mission. Please join us to discuss and exchange thoughts regarding the topic being explored and its meaning to you. When possible, we will be joined by the book’s author, the film maker, or someone who is an expert in the compassionate practice being discussed.

Our next book/film talk night will be announced soon. Meanwhile, we invite you to come to Sunday Service,
or consider joining us at one of the following events:

The Main Street Vegan Podcast is Back!

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We're happy to share that the Main Street Vegan Podcast from our own Victoria Moran is returning by popular demand after a 16-month hiatus. It will relaunch September 14 with an episode called "The Case for Compassion" with special guest Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.


Listen wherever you get your podcasts.

AHVMA Conference


Animal Chaplains Rev. Sarah Bowen, Amanda Ree, and Cheryl Garrett will be bringing the Compassion Consortium to the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association's (AHVMA) annual conference this October in San Diego. The four-day conference features presentations on holistic approaches to veterinary medicine. Stay tuned for their sharing of insights when they return.

Sacred Paws Summit

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Attend the Sacred Paws Summit this October 9-13. Victoria and Rev. Sarah join over 40 international speakers and topics ranging from energy medicine to practical tools that inspire balanced & joyful living with our animal companions in this online conference organized by Dr. Jeff Feinman, a Compassion Consortium Engaged member. Learn more at

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Peace Begins with Me
Whole Planet Spirituality Retreat at Unity Village, Mo     
October 19-22, 2023


Join us with Rev. Carol Saunders and the Spiritual Forum for three days (Thursday evening, October 19 through Sunday afternoon, October 22) of inspiration, renewal, and collaboration as we co-create a world that works for all beings on the planet.


Activities include workshops, music, dialogue, spiritual practices, walking trails, fabulous organic plant-based food, and more. 

Register for the in-person or virtual retreat at    

Programming Includes:


  • Workshops on Whole Planet Spirituality, Peacemaking and co-creating a more beautiful and sustainable world

  • Keynote speaker Renee King of Rowdy Girl Farm Sanctuary

  • Music by Sally Zito

  • Peaceful Morning Yoga with Victoria Moran

  • Spiritual practices centered on self-care and inner peace

  • Connection/collaboration with like-hearted people (we will have more group work/collaboration time 

  • Animals and World Religions traveling exhibit by curator Dr. Lisa Kemmerer

  • Evening social gatherings with music

  • Meditation, labyrinth and walking trails for renewal, restoration, and self-care

  • Support in making values-based lifestyle transitions to align your actions with your heart


The registration fee is $379 and includes all programming, three lunches and three dinners. Reserve hotel separately. Learn more and register at

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