Apr 1, 2013

On Having Faith In Kindness

I wanted to post this video after the high holy days of Easter were over. I didn't want it to be lost in the mix of other religious festivities. And yes the disappointments too, as many of us will agree that most religions haven't been particularly kind to nonhumans.

But I'm pleased as I think you will be too, that the interview with Father Frank Mann is nonsectarian and the biblical reference to any god is mentioned only once in regards to his idea that we should be treating others with justice.

Father Mann has created a Tablet Forum to explore the ethical dimensions of our society's relationship to animals. The first event is scheduled for May 10th and will host the NYC free premiere of Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home, an award-winning documentary about farmers and their change of heart about animals.

Be sure you check out the Australian premier of Peaceable Kingdom.

Change only the name and this story is about you. ~Horace
So no matter if you just got done celebrating Easter, Passover or if you hold no faith in any deity, it's fine to know that you won't betray your beliefs if you choose to be kind.


veganelder said...

Being kind to an Earthling is never a bad thing. If it goes against your beliefs...your beliefs are a problem. :-) Right on Bea!

Bea Elliott said...

Yeah! "Being kind to an Earthling is never a bad thing. If it goes against your beliefs...your beliefs are a problem."

That's exactly what I intended to be heard. Thank you for rephrasing it - Just right! ;)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting that video of Father Mann! (Ha ha, kind of a funny name given his belief that God is the "father" of man.) So inspiring to hear how someone was directly impacted by that billboard. Goes to show that we'll never know what will reach who, so keep plugging at as many angles or approaches as we can! :)

Bea Elliott said...

You're very welcome HGV! I like the man's style too. I'm certain that his mind and heart were open to the message. Just got to stick with it so it reaches more (all) of us! ;)