Dear H-Animal Members,
CreatureKind, Jewish Initiative for Animals, & Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry invite you to an important interfaith panel about connecting the efforts of institutional sustainability groups, social justice teams, and animal and food advocacy in religious communities. Industrial farming has a profound effect on earth’s resources and the natural world. It produces enormous quantities of waste and pollution while threatening the health of workers and nearby residents and damaging ecosystems. Faith in Food: Adopting Earth-Friendly Practices in Religious Communities will include perspectives from religious leaders who represent Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Unitarian Universalist communities. The panelists will explore how religious communities can take action in solidarity with climate, farmed animal, and food justice advocates.
Date/Time: January 12, 2022, 12:30 PM PST/ 3:30 PM EST
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_51AsHBQwQkCRr9KP6h3URg
Dr. Al Tizon is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church and author from San Francisco, CA, who has engaged in community development, church leadership, advocacy, and urban ministry in the United States and the Philippines.
Sevim Kalyoncu is the executive director of Green Muslims, a nonprofit that works to help connect the American Muslim community with nature and climate action. Sevim also leads the youth outdoor education program, which takes children to nature and teaches them about its delicate balance, humanitys’ impact on it, and Islamic teachings concerning the human relationship with it.
Tiff Schafer is an attorney from Chicago and a longtime animal advocate. She is Secretary of the Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry (UUAM) and founder/chair of Unitarian Church of Hinsdale’s UUAM Chapter. She drafted and implemented a vegan meal option policy at her church.
Amanda Lindner serves as the Communications Director for Avodah, which is a nonprofit whose mission is to develop lifelong social justice leaders whose work is informed by Jewish values and who inspire the Jewish community to work toward a more just and equitable world. She lives a vegan, zero-waste lifestyle and hasn’t owned a trashcan in over three years. Her environmental advocacy work has been featured in the New York Times, NBC, and Rachael Ray.