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Join our Vegan Spirituality Meetup to explore veganism as a spiritual practice! Our monthly gatherings include discussions on veganism and spirituality, moral support, guided meditations, and delicious potluck vegan food. Our annual retreats offer speaker presentations, yoga classes, guided meditation, catered vegan food, group discussions, nature hikes, and animal blessings. Hope you can join us to build a Vegan Spirituality community in Los Angeles! We have thriving sister communities in Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York, Olympia, and Vancouver.

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Vegan Spirituality Online Gathering (every other month, January, March, etc.)

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Explore veganism as a spiritual practice via speakers, group discussions, and guided meditations on Vegan Spirituality Online Gatherings every other month (January, March, etc.). Build community while setting intentions and visualizing positive outcomes to help liberate animals and raise human consciousness.

You can simply listen or participate in discussions. Gatherings are free and open to the public, led by "Peace to All Beings" author Judy Carman and Vegan Spirituality Organizer Lisa Levinson. Access the gatherings by phone or computer using the registration link below. You only need to register once to receive regular reminders and replays following each gathering.

Registration Link:

www.idausa.org/veganspirituality

Vegan Spirituality Online Gatherings are part of In Defense of Animals’ Sustainable Activism Campaign offering emotional and spiritual resources for animal activists: www.idausa.org/sustainableactivism

Note: This event occurs the 2nd Thursday of every other month (ie. January, March, etc.) from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. PST (8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST).

COMPASSION CONSORTIUM - JOIN US FOR DECEMBER 18 PRE-HOLIDAY SPIRITUAL SERVICE

On December 18 at 4:00 pm ET, the Compassion Consortium will present our special spiritual guest Rev. Dr. Christopher Carter.

Each service includes immersive spiritual practices—such as musical reflection, meditation, prayer, and loving-kindness—as well as a spiritual conversation with a special guest. See Compassion Consortium.org for more information.

On December 18 at 4:00 pm ET, the Compassion Consortium will present our special spiritual guest Rev. Dr. Christopher Carter.

Dr. Carter’s research, teaching, and activist interests are in Black, Womanist, and Environmental ethics, with a particular focus on race, food, and nonhuman animals. His publications include The Spirit of Soul Food, "Blood in the Soil: The Racial, Racist, and Religious Dimensions of Environmentalism" in The Bloomsbury Handbook on Religion and Nature, and the co-edited volume The Future of Meat Without Animals. In them, he explores the intersectional oppressions experienced by people of color, non-human nature, and animals.

Currently he is an Assistant Professor of Theology at the University of San Diego, Lead Pastor of The Loft at Westwood United Methodist Church, and he is also on the board of directors of Farm Forward, an anti-factory farming non-profit.

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At our December 18 Spiritual Service, our Blessings and Prayers will be delivered by Sara Eiffler, in recognition of the beginning of Hanukkah. Sara is the Director of Programming of Jewish Veg. She holds a BA from Brandeis University and is a current rabbinic student at ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal. Sara is also a member of the Compassion Consortium Advisory Board.

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Our Compassion in Action Guest at our December 18 Spiritual Service will be Fred Beasley II (aka Doc G) and his children's book Heru the Happy Dragon.

For more information regarding this children's book, see:

www.heruthehappydragon.com

See this interview with the author:

‘Heru the Happy Dragon:’ Helping Kids Love Themselves and Embrace Imagination from The Tennessee Tribune (tntribune.com).

About the author:

Fred Beasley II—aka Doc G—is a forward-thinking dynamic speaker, health and wellness educator, filmmaker, author, creative music director, and global youth culture architect. He is a co-founder of the NYC chapter of Hip Hop is Green, a non-profit organization developed to introduce inner-city youth to the benefits of living a healthy balanced lifestyle. In addition, he partnered with vegan restaurant owners and created The First Supper, inviting youth from schools in Brooklyn, The Bronx, and Queens to enjoy plant-based meals for free.

See the Compassion Consortium Service page for more information about this spiritual service.

Vegan Spirituality Online Gathering (every other month, January, March, etc.)

Your phone or your computer

Explore veganism as a spiritual practice via speakers, group discussions, and guided meditations on Vegan Spirituality Online Gatherings every other month (January, March, etc.). Build community while setting intentions and visualizing positive outcomes to help liberate animals and raise human consciousness.

You can simply listen or participate in discussions. Gatherings are free and open to the public, led by "Peace to All Beings" author Judy Carman and Vegan Spirituality Organizer Lisa Levinson. Access the gatherings by phone or computer using the registration link below. You only need to register once to receive regular reminders and replays following each gathering.

Registration Link:

www.idausa.org/veganspirituality

Vegan Spirituality Online Gatherings are part of In Defense of Animals’ Sustainable Activism Campaign offering emotional and spiritual resources for animal activists: www.idausa.org/sustainableactivism

Note: This event occurs the 2nd Thursday of every other month (ie. January, March, etc.) from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. PST (8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST).

Vegan Spirituality Online Gathering (every other month, January, March, etc.)

Your phone or your computer

Explore veganism as a spiritual practice via speakers, group discussions, and guided meditations on Vegan Spirituality Online Gatherings every other month (January, March, etc.). Build community while setting intentions and visualizing positive outcomes to help liberate animals and raise human consciousness.

You can simply listen or participate in discussions. Gatherings are free and open to the public, led by "Peace to All Beings" author Judy Carman and Vegan Spirituality Organizer Lisa Levinson. Access the gatherings by phone or computer using the registration link below. You only need to register once to receive regular reminders and replays following each gathering.

Registration Link:

www.idausa.org/veganspirituality

Vegan Spirituality Online Gatherings are part of In Defense of Animals’ Sustainable Activism Campaign offering emotional and spiritual resources for animal activists: www.idausa.org/sustainableactivism

Note: This event occurs the 2nd Thursday of every other month (ie. January, March, etc.) from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. PST (8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST).

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