Originally writing for Our Hen House, the Revd Lauren Lisa Ng, ordained minister and community activist, believes every meal time presents an opportunity to reflect the grace of Christ. In this article, she explores how a sacramental approach to eating might have profound repercussions for the Church and the everyday choices of Christians.
Matthew C. Halteman, Professor of Philosophy at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, reflects upon God’s abundant love for creation and how veganism can offer an opportunity to model the Judeo-Christian vision of shalom.
Somerset-based animal rights artist, Philip McCulloch-Downs, explains the message behind his powerful and provocative artwork.
The Revd Jennie Högberg, who ministers in Frustuna, Sweden, recalls how her perception of Lent changed over time and why she felt called to explore Christian perceptions of animals during these 40 days.
The Revd Dr Jan Goodair reflects upon her journey of animal advocacy, embracing of veganism and the pro-animal messages found within Christian scripture and tradition.
The Revd Jeania Ree V. Moore considers the challenges of the covid-19 pandemic, her journey towards veganism and the spiritual benefits of Lenten fasts.
Veganism, dizzying in the speed of its growth, is now ubiquitous on restaurant menu options, billboards, newspapers and television. The vegan message, with concerns over animal suffering and environmental degradation at its heart, has struck a chord with many Christians. Subsequently, discussions about veganism are becoming more common among people of faith. Whether it be a light-hearted exchange or heated debate, in person or on social media, a question which often arises in conversation is “but didn’t Jesus eat meat?”
Nicky Pybus reflects upon our natural inclinations to avoid harming animals and encourages Christians to radically reduce this harm by beginning their vegan journey this Lent.
The Revd Mia Smith reflects upon God’s purposes for all creatures and how, this Lent, Christians might anticipate and gesture towards the liberation of creation by carefully considering their food choices.
The Revd Christopher Golding reflects on preparing for Easter, discerning God’s direction and his hopes for this year’s Lenten journey.