People of Faith Speak Up for Animals

Compassion lies at the heart of all faith traditions. Many of our earliest experiences of compassion are as children interacting with animals. In a world where kindness is often lacking, it’s imperative that we advocate for kindness toward animals—especially when growing evidence shows they have far greater depth of feelings and cognition than previously realized.

The Guibord Center is thrilled to present a new public service announcement (PSA) featuring faith leaders speaking out on behalf of animals. It’s the first of several parts of Animals, Faith and Compassion, a film project created for Animal Defenders International to help bring the voice of faith to the conversation on animals. Watch the Trailer for ANIMA: Animals. Faith. Compassion.

The short film, ANIMA: Animals. Faith. Compassion.—is here at last! Watch Now!

Partnership with Animal Defenders International

Animal Defenders International (ADI) is respected throughout the world
as a premiere organization that seeks to end the suffering of animals by
addressing a remarkably broad spectrum of abuses.

Anima: Animals. Faith. Compassion.

“A viewer of this film is likely to come away with a renewed appreciation
for all of God’s creatures and a new understanding of our relationship to them.”
Dr. Antonios Kireopoulos, Associate General Secretary,
National Council of Churches USA

Making “Animals and Compassion” Behind the Scenes

From concept to completion, this project quickly became one of the most complex undertakings to date for The Guibord Center.

How Different Faiths See Animals and
Our Relationship with Them

Much of the justification for how humans see and treat animals comes from our beliefs about what our faiths teach us. What is our role in the lives of animals? What’s their place in our lives?


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