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Going Vegan for Lent Is More Christian Than You Think

Going Vegan for Lent Is More Christian Than You Think

During Lent, giving up meat on Fridays is a regular practice for devout Christians. But why is that? According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Fridays during Lent are for "special penitential...
This Is Why So Many Vegans Are Atheist

The Complete Guide to Vegans and Religion

Can veganism and religion co-exist? According to a 2017 survey by the Vegetarian Resource Group, nearly 47 percent of people in a sample survey of 11,000 said they "do not actively practice religion." Christians represented the...
Belgium Bans ‘Inhumane’ Halal and Kosher Meat

Belgium Bans ‘Inhumane’ Halal and Kosher Meat

The Flanders region of Belgium has banned halal and kosher animal slaughtering practices due to concerns about animal welfare, Samaa TV reports. The ban, which came into effect on January 1, was first proposed by...
New Documentary 'A Prayer For Compassion' Explores the Spiritual Side of Being Vegan

New Documentary ‘A Prayer For Compassion’ Explores the Spiritual Side of Being Vegan

New vegan documentary "A Prayer for Compassion" looks at the spirituality involved in living a plant-based, cruelty-free lifestyle, aiming to "awaken the inner vegan" in those who are religious or spiritual. The feature-length film, created...
The Parliament of World Religions Serves Vegan Banquet For the First Time in 100 Years

The Parliament of World Religions Serves Vegan Banquet For the First Time in 100...

The Parliament of the World's Religions is serving a vegan banquet for the first time in more than a century. Hosted by Charter for Compassion, the plant-based banquet comes as the Interfaith Vegan Coalition...
Religious Animal Sacrifices Banned In Sri Lanka’s Hindu Temples

Religious Animal Sacrifices Banned In Sri Lanka’s Hindu Temples

Sri Lanka's government has agreed to ban animal sacrifice rituals in the country's Hindu temples. The Cabinet, headed by President Maithripala Sirisena, has approved the proposal submitted by Deva Manoharan Swaminathan, the Minister for Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Northern Development,...
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These Vegan Muslims Created an Animal-Free Sacrifice Tradition

Eid-al-Adha is a major Islamic holiday celebrated worldwide each year. While the holiday traditionally requires animal sacrifice, vegan Muslims across the globe have found a way to honor the spirit of Eid-al-Adha while remaining...
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5 Jewish Synagogues in the U.S. Will Go Vegan for a Year

Five U.S. synagogues will receive "incentive and educational support" from The Synagogue Vegan Challenge, created in partnership with VegFund, the Shamayim V’Aretz Institute announced in a press release today.  The five finalists are New York...

New Vegan Film ‘ANIMA’ Could Change the Religious Misconceptions About Eating Animals

A new short film, "ANIMA: Animals. Faith. Compassion." could challenge traditions and misconceptions surrounding religion and animal consumption. The film features influencers from 12 different faiths, all of whom discuss the pressing need for better...
Thousands Give Up Meat for Lent

Thousands of Catholics Pledge To Go Vegan for Lent

After a passionate appeal from the animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), thousands of Catholics have decided to go vegan for Lent, the Catholic tradition of giving something up...

What Does Religion Teach Us About Veganism?

It is often thought that religion and veganism are somewhat at odds with each other. Some vegans might feel that a moral code laid out by religions is hypocritical if its followers partake in the...