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.
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/