Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Veganism, religion, and the division of activists

In vegan activism, along with most other types of activism, we fight for the rights of those who are oppressed. After a while people start to see the big picture, that all oppression is related stemming from the same place. To effectively fight oppression it is important to see this link, but there is one oppressive force that is only mentioned when in the comfort of friends or behind closed doors...

Read the full article in ThisDishIsVeg.com!


  1. I appreciate your post Steven. I am one of those religious vegans and I agree that everyone who is against oppression whether religious or not, needs to find common ground in which to accomplish the greatest good.
    We recently hosted a vegan potluck in our home for our local vegetarian society. The theme was spiritual and non-spiritual reasons for an animal rights perspective. We had a nice mix of views in our guests and everyone was respectful of each other with a common desire to see protection and compassion displayed to all creatures, animal and human.
    I agree that religion can be oppressive when it is practiced in such a manner, but it does not have to be so.
    Thanks again for your post. I read it in it's entirety in ThisDishIsVeg.com.

  2. Thank you so much! I'm glad to hear things like that are happening, referring to your potluck mixer!!!!

  3. You're welcome Steven! We did have a great time. We're fortunate in that our faith community seems open to animal protection issues and our veg society friends aren't scared off by spiritual issues! :-)