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The upcoming monthly Sunday Services will be held on the third Sunday of each month, on the dates 5/19, 6/16, 7/21...


Our Spiritual Guest for May 19 will be Lisa Kemmerer


Our Spiritual Guest for May 19 will be the renowned animal rights activist, scholar, and philosopher Lisa Kemmerer.  


Lisa Kemmerer is an American academic who has written on animal ethics and environmental ethics. She is the author or editor of nine books. In 2012 she researched wildlife conservation in Kenya and Peru.  


Lisa studied at Reed College, at Harvard, and at Glasgow University in Scotland, where in 1999 she completed a  PhD with a dissertation on Protectionism: applying ethics consistently. She is an associate professor at Montana State University in Billings, Montana.  


Lisa has coined the term anymal as a “correct” term for non-human animals.
•    In Search of Consistency: Ethics and Animals
•    Curly Tails and Cloven Hooves, poems 
•    as editor, with Anthony J. Nocella: Call to Compassion: Reflections on World Religions and Animal Advocacy 
•    Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice
•    Primate People: Saving Nonhuman Primates through Education, Advocacy, and Sanctuary
•    Animals and World Religions: Rightful Relations
•    As editor: Speaking Up for Animals: An Anthology of Women's Voices
•    Bear Necessities: Protecting Bears through Education, Advocacy, and Sanctuary
•    Animals and the Environment: Advocacy, Activism, and the Quest for Common Ground
•    Eating Earth: Environmental Ethics and Dietary Choice


Learn more about Lisa at: Lisa Kemmerer

Our Compassion in Action guest on May 19 will be Donny Moss 

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Donny is a NYC-based animal rights activist who runs local campaigns and produces videos for 


In 2008, Donny made the award-winning film BLINDERS that documents NYC’s controversial horse-drawn carriage trade. In May, 2015, he launched a grass roots campaign to compel the NY Blood Center to pay for the care of 66 chimpanzees who the organization abandoned with no food or water on islands in Liberia. That campaign ended in May, 2017, when the organization made a $6M contribution to pay for the lifelong care of the chimps.

Donny also recently led approximately thirty animal rights activists disrupted business inside of Adidas’s flagship store in New York City as part of a global effort to compel the sportswear giant to stop using kangaroo skin in its soccer cleats. The protest was organized by the animal rights groups NYCLASS and Donny’s TheirTurn organization with the support of The Center for A Humane Economy, a Washington-D.C.-based animal welfare organization running a global campaign to compel sneaker manufacturers to replace “k-leather” with cruelty-free materials.

For more information about Donny see:


When: The third Sunday of each month (see upcoming dates at top of this page)

  • Service from 4 pm - 5:30 pm U.S. Eastern Time

  • Fellowship is available after the service

How: Currently via Zoom. Register for link.

Why:  We recognize that many people do not see their deeply rooted compassion for all creatures reflected in some houses of worship and that some people have left their religion of birth or choice for this reason. 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. Learn more about us.


Creative programming: Each month's program is unique, and features either a solo presentation or panel discussion with experts from various religious and philosophical traditions who share the conviction that all living kind, and the planet itself, deserve respect, justice, and loving kindness. View replays of our past services here,


Spiritual practices: Each service also includes elements of traditional worship services—such as music, meditation, and movement. We hope these practices help each participant personally express faith, gratitude, and celebration to the degree that they wish to participate.


4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Eastern time

Guided by: 

Reverend William Melton

 Reverend Sarah Bowen

Victoria Moran

 Welcome and Introduction


The Compassion Consortium Tenets of Agreement 

Song of Compassion

Interspecies Spiritual Practice


Conversation with Guest Speaker

Compassion in Action: A Short Story


Blessings & Prayers

Spiritual Fellowship & Open Discussion 



The Compassion Consortium is organized pursuant to the New York Not-for Profit Corporation Law and Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and operates as a not-for-profit spiritual, educational, and charitable organization. Accordingly, we request that political, partisan and lobbying discussions and activities be avoided in the Consortium’s activities, forums and social media platforms. We also request that all discussions, input and contributions be conducted with decorum and in a positive spirit of respect, tolerance, civility and harmony.

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