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Vegetarianism & Spirituality

All Creatures

We are dedicated to cruelty-free living through a vegetarian - vegan lifestyle according to Judeo-Christian ethics.  Unconditional love and compassion is the foundation of our peaceful means of accomplishing this goal for all of God's creatures, whether human or otherwise.

Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals

Animals in Religion

Essay by Boria Sax, Mercy College, in Society & Animals Journal.

Animal Rights & Islam

Animal Rights and Souls in the Eighteenth Century

Introductory chapter of six-volume historical compilation by Aaron V. Garrett of Boston University.

Animal Rights Sound Bites for Conversations With Religious Christians

This web site provides Animal Rights supporters “Sound Bites” that can be used to discuss Animal Rights effectively with Religious Christians. 

Animals is the offspring of The Animals Voice Magazine, an internationally acclaimed, mainstream-awarded animal rights newsmagazine which was published between 1986 and 1997.


Promoting spiritual evolution towards a more peaceful, compassionate, and just world.

Buddhist Resources on Vegetarianism and Animal Welfare

Buddhist information about vegetarianism and animal welfare. Includes both doctrinal and practical materials and links to sites with general resources.

A Buddhist Perspective on Vegetarianism (IVU)

Three good reasons for Buddhists to consider vegetarianism.

Christian Vegetarian Association

Compassionate Spirit

This is a web site for people interested in vegetarianism, simple living, and other aspects of compassionate living.  The chief spiritual focus is Christianity, but other religions are touched on as well. 

Concern for Helping Animals in Israel

Dharma Central 

You may be a Hindu already and not know it.  Dedicated to bringing you the most authoritative, highest quality information about Yoga spirituality available anywhere on the Internet.

The Dominion of Love: Animal Rights According to the Bible

Book by Norm Phelps, founding member of SERV and former spiritual outreach director of The Fund for Animals.

Food for Life (Hare Krishna)

Food for Life as the name suggests is a unique project for bringing food and life to the needy of the world through the liberal distribution of karma-free vegetarian meals.

Helping Animals India

Hindu Resources Online

Dedicated to Hindu solidarity, culture and the dissemination of the vast and timeless knowledge of our great Sanatana Dharma to all the people of the world.  The goal of is to publish and connect all Hindu organizations, leaders and resources such as news, events, publications, Vedic sciences, art, music and culture on the Internet's World Wide Web. 

Humane Religion

Articles offering biblical and theological support for vegetarianism and animal rights.

International Jewish Vegetarian and Ecological Society (IJVS)

International Vegetarian Union's Article Index (Religion)

A diverse collection of articles on religious vegetarianism.

IslamVeg (PETA)

The beautiful religion of Islam has always viewed animals as a special part of God's creation. Both the Qur'an and the Hadith offer many examples of kindness, mercy, and compassion for animals.

Jain Spirit 

Jain Spirit Limited is a non-profit company dedicated to the promotion of Jainism in the western world.

Jerold Friedman's lawsuit concerning religion and ethical veganism

Documents pertaining to Jerold Daniel Friedman v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group, et. al.

JesusVeg (PETA)

Blessed Are the Merciful.


Please read and learn about the growing Jewish vegetarian movement, and think about how Jewish teachings relate to decisions we make everyday as we sit down to eat. As Rabbi Isaac ha-Levi Herzog said, "Jews will move increasingly to vegetarianism out of their own deepening knowledge of what their tradition commands... A whole galaxy of central rabbinic and spiritual leaders...has been affirming vegetarianism as the ultimate meaning of Jewish moral teaching."

    Jews for Animal Rights

Kindness to Animals 

This website serves as an information source and ordering mechanism for the book: "Kindness to Animals and Caring for the Earth: Selections from the Sermons and Writings of Latter-day Saint Church Leaders" by Rick D. Stratton (March 2004)

Online Animal Rights Community 

Has a moderated discussion  group on animal rights and religion.

Rynn Berry 

Vegetarianism and Religion, with links to information on books and other web sites on the subject.

On the Sacrifices of the Natural Order for Human Life

Article about Americans' attitudes toward animal testing and the moral rights of animals.

Dedicated to vegetarianism as a Buddhist way of life, takes its name from Shabkar Tsodruk Rangdrol (1781-1837), the great Tibetan yogi who espoused the ideals of vegetarianism.

Tibetan Volunteers for Animals

Tibetan Volunteers for Animals promotes vegetarianism within the Tibetan community and the rights of all sentient beings "from the smallest of ants to the largest of animals like the elephant or whale."

Tree of Life Foundation

The vision of the Tree of Life Foundation is to create a living experience of spiritually awakened, sustainable, healthy living for the individual and the planet. We serve to provide people of all faiths, religions, and spiritual paths a direct experience of what it means to live a quality of life that is healing on all levels -- from the agricultural interests of our society to personal and emotional health and spiritual awareness.


"UFETA is a group of concerned Unitarian Universalists and UU friends who believe that the movement to end animal abuse presents us with one of the most pressing moral issues of our time." Among UFETA's aims: "To encourage UUs and others to explore and adopt a more humane lifestyle, focusing on ethical consumerism, vegetarianism, the use of cruelty-free products and the development of alternatives to the use of animals in research and products testing."

Unitarian Universalist Association

"A New Creation" -- sermon by Gary Kowalski of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington.

The Universal Equalitarian Church 

Welcome to the House of God, where all species are created equal. 

The Vegetarian Mitzvah

Web page on the Jewish religious case for vegetarianism. “A whole galaxy of central rabbinic and spiritual leaders … has been affirming vegetarianism as  the  ultimate  meaning  of  Jewish  moral  teaching.” -- Rabbi Isaac Ha-Levi Herzog, Former Chief Rabbi of Israel.

Vegetarian-Food and Jain-Conduct

An English version of the Hindi book.


A support center and resource guide for both the vegetarian Buddhist and those with questions about vegetarianism in a Buddhist context. 

Other Vegetarian Links

Eco-Eating: Eating as if the Earth Matters

The Meria Heller Show 

"A show OF the people, BY the people and FOR the people-worldwide"
Including interviews with John Robbins, Richard Schwartz (SERV) and other vegetarian and animal rights leaders.

  People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Last modified, November, 2006