Thursday, 23 September 2010

Quotation: the Rev Lord Donald Soper (1903-1998)

In response to a request from a member of his audience to explain the path of a Christian pacifist and vegetarian given the historical teachings of Jesus Christ:

"I think probably, if He were here today, He would be both."

From the memoir Tower Hill 12.30 (Epworth Press, 1963, p.91)

See: Biography

Monday, 20 September 2010

'Vegetarianism' by Bramwell Booth (1900)

An early Salvation Army contribution to the subject which remained on the fringe of vegetarian ideology throughout the twentieth century.

From The Vegetarian Messenger (December, 1900)

See also: 'Food reformers and the Salvation Army' and 'The Death of General Booth'

Saturday, 11 September 2010

'Man's relationship with the Animal Creation' by the Venerable Edward Carpenter, Ph.D

The vegetarian clergyman became Dean of Westminster Abbey in 1974 and took an active role in the Christian Consultative Council for the Welfare of Animals, as Chairman, following his retirement in 1985.

From the July/August 1966 edition of The British Vegetarian

Sunday, 5 September 2010

'Christianity and Vegetarianism' by William Tucker (1913)

From The Vegetarian Messenger and Health Review (July 1913 edition) - issued as a tract by the Vegetarian Society in the same year.