Interfaith Vegan Coalition
Join Our Coalition
In Defense of Animals started the Interfaith Vegan Coalition, which is comprised of vegan religious and spiritual groups and individuals working together to provide animal liberation materials, resources, and support to activists. We help spiritual and religious communities bring their scriptural and heart-centered values of love and compassion into alignment with their daily actions, worship practices, holiday rituals, prayers, and community activities. Email us to join the coalition and attend online meetings. Participate in the conversation on Facebook. Access our advocacy kits here.
The Interfaith Vegan Coalition (IVC) helps activists and spiritual leaders bring vegan values to spiritual, ethical, and religious communities. The guiding ideals of most traditions are nonviolence, loving-kindness, and harmlessness. We work with all faith and secular wisdom traditions to help them practice these ideals toward all animals.
The Interfaith Vegan Coalition declares that all life is sacred and interconnected. Our mission is to work with all faith and secular wisdom traditions to end human-caused violence, domination, and exploitation toward all beings. Finding that most traditions, at their core, encourage nonviolence, loving-kindness, and harmlessness toward all life, the Interfaith Vegan Coalition assists these traditions to bring their ideals to fruition. This includes promoting vegan living, which makes it possible for all beings to thrive and be free.
Our faith-based vegan advocacy kits provide resources for you to veganize your place of worship. If you don’t see a kit that represents your tradition, please help us assemble one by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
List of Vegan Churches and Pastors
We compiled a list of vegan churches and pastors in cooperation with All-Creatures.org. Share our list and add more contacts to it by contacting us at email@example.com.
Vegan Spirituality Forum
and Retreat 2020
We're planning a Vegan Spirituality Forum & Retreat with live streaming options for September of 2020 at Unity Village in Kansas. Stay tuned for details about this event featuring well-known vegan spiritual leaders, such as Dr. Will Tuttle and Victoria Moran, and new voices in our community. The event will include a screening of Thomas Jackson’s documentary, The Compassion Project.
Golden Rule Day
Golden Rule Day is a free 24-hour global virtual celebration of the Golden Rule, a universal principle encouraging everyone to treat others how they want to be treated, which is shared by most cultural, spiritual, religious, and secular traditions on Earth. Thanks to our Interfaith Vegan Coalition’s efforts, International Golden Rule Day now includes caring for animals as a main theme!
The live broadcast was held on April 5th, when vegans and animal advocates from around the world shared why the Golden Rule includes animals. You can access the webcast replay on the Golden Rule Day website or Facebook page.
Our Interfaith Vegan Coalition shared this video panel with key coalition members explaining how veganism exemplifies the Golden Rule in action for all life. Coalition members also submitted faith-based animal advocacy videos to promote vegan living as an accessible way to practice caring for animals.
Parliament of World Religions
Our Interfaith Vegan Coalition changed hearts and minds at the 2018 Parliament of World Religions, where we cosponsored the first-ever vegan banquet hosted by the Charter for Compassion. Parliament-goers picked up our vegan advocacy kits to share with their religious communities, perused a religion and animals museum exhibit, and watched a video on veganism and spirituality. We had inspiring conversations about veganism and compassion for all beings at our booth, visited by 8,000 Parliament patrons. Watch this video about our Parliament experience!
We’re collaborating with the Charter for Compassion to serve vegan meals at future banquets and with the Parliament's trustees to ensure the next Parliament of World Religions is a fully vegan event.