Please join Vegan Kalamazoo for an exciting and wide-ranging discussion of Veganism and Religion, led by Kevin J. Wanner, professor of religion at WMU, who teaches a class on Animals and Religion.
Among the topics we might cover are:
*Comparisons of different religious approaches to animals and veganism
*Ethics and relevance of kosher, halal and other humane laws
*Veganism as an imperative of stewardship
Some recommended readings below: read one or all and come prepared to share your ideas, thoughts, experience, and concerns on this important topic.
This event will be held at Kalamazoo College’s award-winning Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, one of our community’s architectural gems!
Remember: everyone, including vegans, vegetarians, and the veg-curious, is always welcome at Vegan Kalamazoo events.
Date: Thursday, March 24
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, 205 Monroe St. (corner of Monroe and Academy – park on street)
Cost: FREE. A $2/person optional donation is requested to help defray expenses.
Vegan snacks will be served.
Please RSVP on the Vegan Kalamazoo Meetup (preferred) or Facebook page.
RECOMMENDED READING (Read all or some!):
*Charles Camosy. For Love of Animals: Christian Ethics, Consistent Action. Franc. Media, 2013.
*Andrew Linzey. Creatures of the Same God: Explorations in Animal Theology. Lantern, 2009.
*Matthew Scully, Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2003.
*The Biblical Basis of Veganism: http://www.essene.com/Bible/BiblicalBasisOfVeganism.html
*Veganism and the Jewish Dietary Laws: http://www.jewishveg.com/schwartz/dietlaws.html
*The Islamic Vegan. http://islamicvegan.blogspot.com/
*Buddhism and Veganism. http://beforewisdom.com/blog/veganism/buddhism-and-veganism/