Circles of Compassion is Here!
From Vegan Publishers - edited by Dr. Will Tuttle
Circles of Compassion: Connecting Issues of Justice is a series of essays by internationally recognized authors and activists that focus on how seemingly disparate human, animal, and environmental concerns are actually connected.
Authors also provide practical guidance about how to make the individual, systemic, and social changes necessary to create a more just and peaceful world.
Editorial Review from Kathy Divine: Vegans are Cool!
"Circles of Compassion is rich in innovative thought, connection and heart. The perfectly orchestrated collaboration of inspired minds makes this collection of writings essential reading for anyone wanting to develop or deepen their compassion for all beings.
...I loved the inclusive tone of the book and the hope I felt while reading it. I will share this book far and wide as I regard it as a brilliant educational tool that we are very fortunate to have access to.
As more and more people are now re-awakening their innate compassion, Circles of Compassion has arrived at the perfect moment in time...." (full review)
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"Hunger, Meat, and the Banality of Evil"
Our essay, by AWFW's Founding Director Dawn Moncrief, provides a glimpse into some of the tangible ways in which meat is a form of overconsumption and waste that redistributes food away from the world's poor.
It connects hunger and meat as systems of oppression that normalize atrocities against people and animals—thus desensitizing individuals and society, and bolstering other forms of systemic violence and injustice.
On a more personal level, it provides a feel for the actual suffering of both people and animals. It highlights the human actions and intention that distinguish suffering from injustice... and harm from violence.
Read an excerpt from our essay on Global Hunger.
Contributors & Chapters
Dr. Will Tuttle - Editor
Carol J. Adams - Forward
David Cantor - Beyond Humanism, Toward a New Animalism
Angel Flinn - No Innocent Bystanders
Katrina Fox - Why Compassion is Essential to Social Justice
Beatrice Friedlander - A Woman, A Cat, and a Realization
Lori Girschick - Interconnected Injustices / Struggle for Universal Liberation
Rachel Griffin - Social Responsibility, Reflexivity, and Chasing Rainbows
Robert Grillo - Eating Animals and the Illusion of Personal Choice
Melanie Joy - Carnism: Why Eating Animals is a Social Justice Issue
Lisa Kemmerer - Sustenance, Sincerity, and Social Justice
Rita Laws - Mother Corn, Father Pumpkin, Sister Bean
Keith McHenry - Until Every Belly is Full
Dawn Moncrief - Hunger, Meat, and the Banality of Evil
Richard Oppenlander - Our Lifeline Revealed Through the Eye of Justice
Lauren Ornelas - A Hunger for Justice
Colleen Patrick-Goodreau - Veganism: A Path to Nonviolence
Sailesh Rao - Climate Change and Injustice Everywhere
Anteneh Roba - Injustice Everywhere
Ruby Roth - Harming Children to Protect Them
Richard Schwartz - Connecting the Dots on Dietary Choices
Kim Sheridan - Looking Behind the Curtain and the Hidden Side of Justice Issues
Jasmin Singer - The Gay Animal: A Personal Exploration of Interconnectedness
Gary Smith - Animal Rights as a Social Justice Issue
Jo Stepaniak - Confronting the Saboteur Within: Advancing a Consciousness of Compassion
Will Tuttle - Our Cultural Crisis and the Vegan Solution
Zoe Weil - The MOGO Principle for a Peaceful, Sustainable, and Humane World