Friday, 30 July 2010

William Sibly (1883-1959) by Geoffrey L. Rudd

Wycliffe College aroused media curiosity last year due to the stipulation of its founder that vegetarians should be eligible for a discount in tuition fees.

William Sibly developed the ethos of his father through an involvement in the vegetarian movement which reflected the Methodist background of the family.

In the year of his death, Sibly was one of the oldest surviving members of the Order of the Golden Age and visited their International Headquarters - relocated to Natal, South Africa in 1939 - on at least two occasions whilst President of the Vegetarian Society.

From The Vegetarian (Nov/Dec 1959)

Quotation: John Nibb (1953)

"The fact is that outside the realm of dogma, Christianity is very wide; it can embrace both the vegetarian and the meateater, the pacifist and the warrior. By all means let us campaign for vegetarianism and for peace, but not on the ground that these are elements essential to Christianity."

From a letter entitled 'Deity and diet' - which appeared in World Forum (Spring 1953 edition)

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

'Christian Missions and Vegetarianism'

From the July 1873 edition of The Dietetic Reformer and Vegetarian Messenger

Sunday, 25 July 2010

'Monastic Rules about Diet'

Reprinted in The Vegetarian News (February 1929 edition)

Saturday, 17 July 2010

'Christ and Vegetarianism' by the Rev. & Hon. Canon Edward Lyttelton (1855-1942)

Canon Lyttelton held a unique status within the vegetarian movement as Huntsman of the Eton College beagle pack. The situation became a source of satire and scorn within the pages of Humanitarian League journals although several essays by the clergyman on the ethics of diet were published during the early decades of the twentieth century.

This particular extract appeared in the October 1905 edition of The Vegetarian Messenger and Health Review. The text of his contribution to the Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics may be read among the historical articles on the CVA UK website.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Friday, 9 July 2010

'These We Have Not Loved' by the Rev. V.A. Holmes-Gore, M.A.

'A treatise on the Christian attitude to the creatures' - dedicated to the Rev. J. Todd-Ferrier and written by an Anglican clergyman. (C.W. Daniel Company, Ltd., 1942, 1946 & 1971)

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Quotation: F. Waddicor (1951)

"If we endeavour in our lives to follow His teachings, to identify ourselves with His all loving, all merciful Spirit, one feels instinctively that He would never sanction the horrors of the slaughterhouse."

From a letter which was published in World Forum (Spring 1951 edition)

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Toyohiko Kagawa and Vegetarianism

From The Vegetarian Messenger and Health Review (May 1936)