Friday, 30 March 2012

'Edicts of the Eastern Orthodox Church' (1970)

From an article by Leo Doro of St. Sergius Russian Theological Academy. 'Eastern Orthodox Tradition Examined' was published in The British Vegetarian (November/December 1970).

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Quotation: Mahatma Gandhi (1921)

"I claim to know and feel the truths of the essential teaching of the scriptures. I decline to be bound by any interpretation, however learned it may be, if it is repugnant to reason or moral sense."

Reprinted in The Vegetarian News (Winter 1954) from Mahatma Gandhi by Radhakrishnan (G. Allen & Unwin, 1939)

Thursday, 22 March 2012

'Was Jesus a Vegetarian?' by John Davies

A robust critique of a perennial controversy among vegetarian Christians from The Vegetarian News (Winter 1955)

Friday, 16 March 2012

'Some notes on Fasting'

A detailed appraisal of the practice in England since the 15th Century which appeared in The Vegetarian dated April 13, 1901

Friday, 9 March 2012

'The Prophet of the Ideal' (1899)

Peace by William Strutt (1825-1915) eventually resurfaced in Christian Vegetarian Association promotional materials.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Scottish Society for the Prevention of Vivisection advert (1959)

An apocryphal concept of Christian ethics which was later advocated by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The S.S.P.V. evolved into Animal Advocates and eventually, Onekind.

From The British Vegetarian (November/December 1959)