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This book consists of a series of essays by internationally recognized authors and activists, Edited by Dr. Will Tuttle. The essays focus on how the seemingly disparate issues of human, animal, and environmental rights are indeed connected. Authors also provide practical guidance about how to make the individual, systems, and social changes necessary to effectively create a peaceful and just world for all.
Format: 5.2 x 8.2 in 320 Pages
Published: January 2015
Edited by Dr. Will Tuttle
Foreword by Carol J. Adams
David Cantor – Beyond Humanism, Toward a New Animalism
Angel Flinn – No Innocent Bystanders
Katrina Fox – Why Compassion is Essential to Social Justice
Beatrice Friedlander – A Woman, A Cat, and a Realization
Lori Girshick – In the Doing and the Being
Rachel Griffin – Social Responsibility, Reflexivity, and Chasing Rainbows
Robert Grillo – Eating Animals and the Illusion of Personal Choice
Melanie Joy – Carnism: Why Eating Animals is a Social Justice Issue
Lisa Kemmerer – Sustenance, Sincerity, and Social Justice
Rita Laws – Mother Corn, Father Pumpkin, Sister Bean
Keith McHenry – Until Every Belly is Full
Christopher-Sebastian McJetters – Slavery. It’s Still a Thing
Dawn Moncrief – Hunger, Meat, and the Banality of Evil
David Nibert – Animal Rights Equal Human Rights: Domesecration and Entangled Oppression
Anthony J. Nocella II – Building an Animal Advocacy Movement for Racial and Disability Justice
Richard Oppenlander – Our Lifeline Revealed Through the Eye of Justice
lauren Ornelas – A Hunger for Justice
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau – Veganism: A Path to Nonviolence
Sailesh Rao – Climate Change and Injustice Everywhere
Anteneh Roba – Injustice Everywhere
Marla Rose – Becoming a Vegan Feminist Agitator
Ruby Roth – Harming Children to Protect Them
Richard Schwartz – Connecting the Dots on Dietary Choices
Kim Sheridan – Looking Behind the Curtain to the Hidden Side of Justice Issues
Jasmin Singer – The Gay Animal: A Personal Exploration of Interconnectedness
Gary Smith – Animal Rights as a Social Justice Issue
Jo Stepaniak – Confronting the Saboteur Within: Advancing a Consciousness of Compassion
Will Tuttle – Unrecognized Roots of Injustice and the Vegan Transformation
Zoe Weil – The MOGO Principle for a Peaceful, Sustainable, and Humane World
From Kathy Divine, Vegans are Cool!
Circles of Compassion is rich in innovative thought, connection and heart. The perfectly orchestrated collaboration of inspired minds makes this collection of writings essential reading for anyone wanting to develop or deepen their compassion for all beings. This book is a great gift to humanity and has the potential to unite us all. It can also bring peace and freedom to animals and healing to the earth, creating a bright, sustainable future.
I loved the inclusive tone of the book and the hope I felt while reading it. I will share this book far and wide as I regard it as a brilliant educational tool that we are very fortunate to have access to. As more and more people are now re-awakening their innate compassion, Circles of Compassion has arrived at the perfect moment in time. Thank you Vegan Publishers, the editor Will Tuttle and the contributors to Circles of Compassion for crafting such a remarkable, peace-bringing, energy-shifting publication.
From Joel and Michelle Levey, Wisdom at Work
Through a wide spectrum of diverse and thought-provoking lenses, Circles of Compassion brilliantly explores the vital link between compassion for animals, social justice, and human well-being. This comprehensive anthology is a must-read for all people seeking to keep their hearts and minds open to source the wisdom needed to thrive in these troubling times.