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SPIRITUAL SERVICE REPLAYS

October 24:

A Conversation with Renee King-Sonnen

Reverend Sarah explores what interspecies means within the Compassion Consortium, animal chaplaincy, plus blessings for all creatures and habitats + Our Tenets of Agreement, read by Jacob Bleu + Reverend Sarah leads us in a Forest Bathing Blessing + Victoria Moran speaks with Renee King-Sonnen, founder of the Rowdy Girl sanctuary and a frontline pioneer in transforming the farmed animal industry + Compassion in Action featuring Freessa Jaudon, a volunteer at the animal sanctuary Animal Aid Unlimited, in India + a closing blessing from animal chaplaincy student Diana Russo—a blessing bestowed upon the donkeys Luigi and Paco + Reverend William highlights coming attractions, highlighting the Engaged members event 

September 25:

A Talk with Evanna Lynch

Rev. Sarah welcomes all to the Compassion Consortium, a spiritual place for animal advocates + Sally Zito performs a Song of Compassion, her original composition Still the Line + Reverend Debbie Philp guides us in practice for shifting our vision + Victoria Moran speaks with actor and animal activist Evanna Lynch + our Compassion in Action highlights the work of three of our members—Jacob Bleu, Dave Simon, and Rev. Nathan DeMay + Reverend Sarah leads us in a practice called Being the Light, and offers our closing prayer + Rev. William Melton brings news about upcoming events

August 28:

A Conversation with Light, Cofounder of Gentle World

Rev. Sarah discusses the good and not-so-good heritage of Oxford, England, home to some of the most intense ethical debates about the status of animals + a canine Song of Compassion, “My Dog and Your Dog Too” performed by Carrie Newcomer + Rev. Erika leads an Interspecies Spiritual Practice of gratitude + Victoria Moran interviews Light, cofounder of Gentle World, the first Vegan non-profit educational organization + Compassion in Action features guests Hope and Coban Bohanec of the Hope for Animals podcast  + remembering animal rights champion Sherry Kolb and canine animal activist Forbes + blessings and closing prayers + upcoming events

July 24:

A Conversation with Dr. Tushar Mehta

Rev. Sarah speaks about the beauty of bugs and the value of all beings + the Mad Vegan Prophet takes us on a stealthy state-sanctioned meat inspection + an oldie but goodie Song of Compassion (and Joy) + Rev. Erika leads us in a Qigong standing practice of self-healing with the wild turkeys of South Street + Victoria Moran speaks with Dr. Tushar Mehta about the amazing path of Jainism + a spotlight on the upcoming event, A Retrospective of Earthlings: 17 Years Later + Compassion In Action featured guest Kathy Stevens of Catskill Animal Sanctuary + Rev. Sarah says a prayer for bringing the blessings of light + a special announcement of an upcoming celebrity guest

June 26:

A Conversation with Nathaniel Altman

Rev. Sarah discusses gender, same sex relationships, and polyamorous thruples in the animal world + a wonderful reading by Greg Lawson of our Tenets of Agreement + Thrive Choir sings a stunningly beautiful song of compassion We Shall Be Known + Rev. Erika shows us in a meditation how to be with bees + Victoria interviews her dear friend and teacher Nathaniel Altman about Theosophy, amazing connections, and working together differently + Compassion in Action visits veganic farmers Kimi and Kareno at their Sweet Digz Farm outside of Vancouver BC, Canada + Rev. Sarah leads us in a rainbow of kindness prayer, for animals of all colors. 

May 22:

A Conversation with Rev. Lydia Huston

Rev. Sarah pays homage to the land of elf owls and curved bill thrashers + Rev. Sarah discusses biocultural diversity conservation and why it matters + a song of compassion by Carrie Newcomer + Rev. Erika leads us in connecting compassionately to our little one within + Victoria talks with Rev. Lydia Huston about the beautiful truths in A Course In Miracles +  Compassion in Action honors Freya Dinshah of The American Vegan Society + dharma talks +  Rev. Sarah teaches how to breathe in the yuck and breathe out the yum + Announcements from Rev. William

 April 24:
A Conversation with Thomas Wade Jackson

Rev. Sarah discusses the wisdom that can be learned from hairballs + The Mad Vegan Prophet makes an appearance + A song for dragons + Rev. Erika leads a mystical meditation + Victoria speaks with Thomas Wade Jackson, director of A Prayer for Compassion + Compassion in Action with Lauren Maughan + Blessings and Prayers with Rev. Sarah, who asks five important questions about God + Announcements from Rev. William 

 March 27:
A Conversation with Patti Breitman

Rev. Sarah discusses the science of spirituality - what happens when we gather + a new Song of Compassion + a new reflective spiritual practice with Rev. Erika + Victoria interviews Patti Breitman, vegan author, activist, and co-founder of Dharma Voices for Animals + Compassion in Action with Debbie Philp, founder of Dancing Turtle Rescue + Dissolving Paper Ritual with Rev. Sarah + a closing song of Freedom.

February 27:
A Conversation with Dr. Milton Mills

Rev. Sarah discusses what it means to love + a new Song of Compassion celebrating the "ugly animals" with Rosario Dawson + a new interspecies practice from Rev. Erika + Victoria interviews guest Dr. Milton Mills, M.D. + Compassion on Action with our own Philippe Dejean + honoring those we’ve lost through the month then celebrating our joys + our closing song of love with Ray Charles.

January 23:
Wellness for the New Year with guest Kathy Freston

Rev. Erika & Victoria share about new beginnings + a new Song of Compassion pick from Rev. William + a new interspecies practices from Rev. Erika + Victoria interviews guest Kathy Freston + CIA with John Lewis + honoring those we’ve lost through the month then celebrating our joys

December 26:
Celebrating Christmas with guest Keith Akers

Rev. Sarah shares about belongings + a new Song of Compassion pick from Rev. William + a new interspecies practices from Rev. Erika + Victoria interviews guest Keith Akers + CIA with Maiian Haily-Moss + honoring those we’ve lost through the month then celebrating our joys

November 28:
Celebrating Thanksliving with guest Hereditary Chief Phil Lane

Rev. Sarah shares inspiration from her trip to the Galapagos + a new Song of Compassion pick from Rev. William + a new interspecies practices from Rev. Erika (and a slug!) + Victoria interviews guest Hereditary Chief Phil Lane + honoring those we’ve lost through the month  then celebrating our joys

October 24:
Talking Animal Ministry with guest Rev. Dr. Russell Elleven

 Rev. Sarah shares about pests + a new Song of Compassion  + a new interspecies practices from Rev. William + Victoria interviews guest Rev, Dr. Russell Elleven + Rev. Erika talks with Camille Licate & Bree the Rooster for Compassion in Action + honoring those we’ve lost through the month then celebrating our joys

September 26:
A Sufi-Inspired Service with Guests Duke McLeod and Sande Nosonowitz

 Rev. Sarah shares about how prayer can help heal + a new Song of Compassion pick from Rev. William + a new interspecies practices from Rev. Erika + Victoria interviews guest Duke McLeod + CIA with the Sande Nosonowitz + honoring those we’ve lost through the month then celebrating our joys

August 22:
Celebration of the Upcoming High Holy Days with Guests Rabbi Dr. Schmuly Yanklowitz and April Tam Smith

 Rev. Sarah shares about why all species need rest + a new Song of Compassion pick from Rev. William + a new interspecies practices from Rev. Erika + Victoria interviews guest Rabbi Yanklowitz + CIA with April Tam Smith + honoring those we’ve lost through the month  then celebrating our joys

July 25:
Exploring Hinduism +  the Installation of Rev. William Melton with Guests Gopal Patel and Rev. Carol Saunders

 Rev. Sarah Bowen shares thoughts about "ministry as a verb" and we all celebrate the installation of Rev. William Melton as an ordained Interfaith Minister. Includes guests Gopal D. Patel of Bhumi Global for our spiritual interview & Rev. Carol Saunders for our Compassion in Action segment. Debbie Philp and Ginny Mikita read our Tenets of Agreement. We close with an air ritual for healing those in need, honoring those who have departed, and celebrating the joys of the month.

June 27:
Celebrate PRIDE with Guests Jane Velez Mitchell and Mother Pigeon

 Rev. Sarah Bowen celebrates queer animal species. Rev. William is joined by Hope and Cogen Bonanec in reading our Tenets of Agreement. Beth Ertz offers a Song of Compassion. Rev. Erika Allison offers a walking meditation with some of  the feathered ones of Farm Sanctuary. Guest speaker Jane Velez-Mitchell taka with Victoria about her journey creating a multi-platform social media news outlet that promotes a vegan/compassionate lifestyle. our Compassion in Action segment features Mother Pigeon. We close with a seed ritual for healing those in need, honoring those who have departed, and celebrating the joys of the month.

May 23:
Interspecies Spirituality with Guests Gwenna Hunter and Rachel Borkowski

Rev. Sarah Bowen shares about the intersections of interfaith, interspiritual, and interspecies spirituality. William Melton is joined by Rev. Sue Oliver and Ashwani Garg in reading our Tenets of Agreement. Daniel Redwood offers a Song of Compassion. Rev. Erika Allison shares a petting meditation with help from the beings of Farm Sanctuary. Gwenna Hunter talks with Victoria about founding Vegans for Black Lives Matter and Vegans of LA. Our Compassion in Action segment features Rachel Borkowski of Animal Connection. We close with a water ritual for healing those in need, honoring those who have departed, and celebrating the joys of the month.

April 25:

Launch of the Compassion Consortium! with Guests Bruce Friedrich and Kara Walsh

Bruce shares his temporal and spiritual journey: The Road from the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House to the Good Food Institute. Our Compassion in Action segment features Kara Walsh, VLCE.