‘Peaceable Table’ recommends ‘Every Living Thing’


To read the entire review of “Every Living Thing,” click on this image and then choose “current issue” from among the issues of Peaceable Table offered on this site.

The staff at The Peaceable Table, a vegetarian journal, have published an in-depth review of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) book Every Living Thing. 

The journal describes itself this way:

We are dedicated to providing inspiration and support for Quakers and other people of faith in the practice of love for animals and a vegetarian diet. This journal is a project of the Animal Kinship Commitee of Orange Grove Friends Meeting.

Here is just a short excerpt of what the Peaceable Table review says about this helpful book:

This exceptional work is several things.

It is, first of all, a demonstration of the commitment of the Faith Outreach program of the Humane Society of the United States, and its online library of religious statements on animals, a collection overseen by Karen Allanach.

Secondly, it includes two splendid Forewords, one Evangelical and one Roman Catholic, together with Appendices consisting of essays on animal concerns perspectives of major Christian figures: C.S. Lewis, Hannah More, and William Wilberforce.

Thirdly, it is the go-to place for access to statements on animals by official bodies and leading figures of major U.S. denominations, together with key background information on the group. These various resources, diverse as they are, work together well to present a thought- provoking and often enlightening picture of animals in mainline American religion.

Care to read more?

THIS SPRING, HSUS is also publishing a free set of lessons for children in grades K-5 about compassionate care of the earth. You may enjoy reading this story, which describes the new lesson plans and provides links to get the free educational materials.

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