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