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Prayer Circle for Animals Weekly Update from Judy Carman
May 11, 2015

Our prayers for all animals continue to circle the earth, to uplift humanity's consciousness, and to bless the animals themselves. Thank you for joining people around the world who are praying this prayer in many different languages but all with the same love:


Greetings of love and gratitude from Judy Carman

Reaching Out to Our Environmentalist Friends: John Muir, the founder of the Sierra Club once said “Surely a better time must be drawing nigh when godlike beings will become truly humane and learn to put their animal fellow mortals in their hearts instead of on their backs or in their dinners.” I write a column for the Kansas Sierra Club, entitled “Eating as Though the Earth Matters.”  My latest article, “From ‘Humane Washing’ to ‘Truly Humane,’” is online at kansas.sierraclub.org and on my blog at peacetoallbeings.com. Gracia Fay Ellwood also addresses this in her latest issue at vegetarianfriends.net. My hope is that articles such as these  will reach the hearts of environmentalists who are not yet vegan and help them return to their founder’s wise vision.  With their help, we could move so much more quickly to the end of the war against animals and the earth.  As we know, the two are so desperately intertwined that there is no way to save the earth without liberating animals and ending animal agriculture and exploitation once and for all.   Likewise, there can be no end to human wars as long as we exploit animals.  As Isaac Bashevis Singer stated: “As long as people will shed the blood of innocent creatures there can be no peace, no liberty, no harmony between people. Slaughter and justice cannot dwell together.”
In my article, I ask environmentalist readers to consider that “humane washing” is just as deceitful as “green washing.”  Whole Foods, for example, claims to have compassion for animals in its oxymoronic attempt to convince buyers that the “humane” label resolves the controversy over using and killing animals.  As I point out to the readers, “Regardless of whether an animal is raised in a factory farm or by a neighbor in a green pasture, that individual animal has been deprived of his or her right to live free and happy, to not be owned, to not be used, and ultimately to not be barbarically transported to slaughter and then mercilessly killed.”
Prayers for Opportunities and for Enlightening to Strike:  This week, may we see and seize opportunities to shine the Light of Truth on animal oppression to all our environmentalist brothers and sisters.  May we find ways to shine that Light for them so that it strikes with a sudden and brilliant knowing.  May we feel our kinship with them, for they are activists too, with many of the same struggles we have.  May our common ground be blessed with unity and a laser sharp vision of the future we can create together—a world in which human beings no longer live by domination, but rather by love, respect, and freedom for all living beings.  May we walk together with them in harmony with the Divine Mystery of the Universe.  Love goes with us and embraces us and all the animals. And because of that, we cannot fail.    
As always, with tears of gratitude, I send my thanks to each of you, dear Prayer Circle members, for joining this circle of compassion and shining the Light of Truth for all to see, so that one day soon, all beings will live in peace together.

May compassion and love reign over all the earth for all beings everywhere. 
Thank you all for your devotion to truth, love, liberation and peace for all beings.
With Love, peace, and gratitude from Judy Carman, and greetings from Will, Madeleine, Tara and the Circle of Compassion team

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May this music of liberation and respect for all life bring us closer than
we’ve ever been to a world of peace for all beings everywhere.
Please visit the website www.circleofcompassion.org often to see updates and special prayers, and also to join in our "A prayer a day for animals" which features a prayer for a different group of animals each day of the week. It is also a place to send ideas or prayer requests.

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