Library

“ANIMA: Animals.  Faith.  Compassion.” opens The Guibord Center’s Initiative on Animals and Compassion bringing the voice of our many faith traditions into the serious conversation of how we humans view our relationship with animals. Our hope is that this film will help to  forever change the way people interact with animals through understanding them as living, feeling, sentient and sacred beings.

What People are Saying About ANIMA: Animals. Faith. Compassion.

 

“The Christian tradition has long articulated a love of creation, and specifically of animals, as central to faithful living. What Anima: Animals. Faith. Compassion. does beautifully is illustrate how this reverence for all living things is shared across all faith communities. 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

 

“Immanuel Kant recognized that how people treat animals reflects what is in their heart. I believe this to be true, and I applaud The Guibord Center for this groundbreaking effort to share the call to compassionate treatment for animals that is at the heart of so many religions.”
Alison Eastwood, Actress and Director – Founder of Eastwood Ranch Foundation, a non-profit animal welfare organization

 

“In this time of divisiveness and rejection of diversity, this film is an amazingly effective way to show the unity of all religions. Using the simple theme of how different world scriptures speak of care for animals, we find a common teaching: All life is sacred, and it is humanity’s responsibility to protect and nurture it. Thank you for creating a universal statement of love”.
Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, Spiritual Directors of Ananda Sangha Worldwide, a global movement based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.

 

Participants and their Communities

BAHA’I
Randolph Dobbs
The Baha’i Center of Southern California

BRAHMA KUMARIS
BK Sister Vinothini Sivaswami
Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Meditation Center, Los Angeles

BUDDHIST
Ven. Abbot Hui Dong
Ven. Maio Hsi
Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple, Hacienda Heights

CHRISTIAN
The Very Rev. Canon Daniel Ade
The Very Rev. Canon Mark Kowalewski
St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, Los Angeles

HINDU (ISKCON)
Sura Das
Karen Pharmer
The International Society of Krishna Consciousness, Culver City

HINDU (Vedanta)
Swami Sarvadevananda
Dr. Rini Ghosh
The Vedanta Society of Southern California, Hollywood

INDIGENOUS
Saginaw Grant
Hereditary Chief of the Sac and Fox, Iowa and Otoe-Missoura Nations

Sam Bearpaw
Indigenous Leader, Apache Nation

JAIN
Ami C. Shah, Raj Shah
Prashant Shah, Kush Shah
Harsha Parikh, Manilal B. Mehta
Dr. Mahendra Shah
The Jain Center of Southern California, Buena Park

JEWISH
Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels
Temple Beth Shir Shalom, Santa Monica

Rabbi Suzanne Singer
Temple Beth El, Riverside, California

MUSLIM
Salam Al-Marayati
Muslim Public Affairs Council

Edina Lekovic
The Islamic Center of Southern California, Los Angeles

SIKH
Nirinjan Singh Khalsa
Guru Ram Das Ashram, Los Angeles

ZOROASTRIAN
Maneck Bhujwala
The California Zoroastrian Center, Westchester

INTERFAITH
The Rev. Canon Dr. Gwynne Guibord
Dr. Lois M Sprague
The Guibord Center – Religion Inside Out

Thanks!

Make a Donation

  • We are grateful for any amount. Your support enables us to continue our work.
  • $0.00