Saturday, 28 May 2011

'A Clergyman's Conversion'

Final paragraph from an essay which was reprinted in The Vegetarian Messenger and Health Review (April 1909 edition)

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Obituary: Professor Cecil John Cadoux (1883-1947)

Portrait from C.J. Cadoux - Theologian, Scholar and Pacifist by Elaine Kaye (Edinburgh University Press, 1988)

Text from The Vegetarian Messenger and Health Review (September 1947)

See also: Lecture

Friday, 13 May 2011

'Christianity and Flesh-Foods' by the Rev and Hon. Edward Lyttelton: Part 2

Published with the sub-heading, 'Christ's example' in The Vegetarian, November 1918 edition.

Part 1
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

Friday, 6 May 2011

100th post: 'Shall I Slay?' - editorial reply by Douglas Macmillan (1884-1969)

The above letter and response was published in a short-lived Christian vegetarian periodical, entitled The Better Quest (November, 1911 edition). In the same year, Macmillan founded the society which eventually became Macmillan Cancer Support, as noted by Dr. James Gregory in Of Victorians and Vegetarians (Tauris Academic Studies, 2007).

The London Vegetarian Society published 'Shall I Slay' as a tract by Macmillan in 1909.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

'Vegetarianism in the Pulpit'

From The Vegetarian News (September 1927)

Michael Fryer, who founded the important, if mostly forgotten, Crusade Against All Cruelty to Animals in 1955, wrote of "...the late Basil G. Bourchier, whose church was situated close to my home. This man rarely stood up in his pulpit without making some outspoken reference to the plight of suffering animals and man's inhumanity towards them. Far from causing people to turn away from his services, it had the opposite effect. Although his church was in size 'a young cathedral', one could not get a seat in his heyday unless one was there at least an hour before the service began."

Editorial, The Living World (Vol.1, No.1. 1970)

Rev Bourchier biography