IF YOU WISH TO SUPPORT

THE METHODIST ANIMAL WELFARE GROUP

(MAWG)

Please complete this form

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Address ..........................................................................
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Phone number ..................................................................

It is hoped to send all supporters an annual news sheet, and leaflets from other Christian animal welfare meetings which may be of interest.
COST: £3 p.a.
IDEALS: To encourage compassion for animals as an important part of caring for creation and the gospel of love advocated in Mark 16v15
AIMS: To provide a network of Methodists and those who wish to support the formation of the Methodist equivalent of the Anglican Society for the welfare of animals (ASWA) and Quaker Concern for Animals (QCA), which have been established for many years, as have other denominational and evangelical groups concerned with this topic. The focus will be on domestic animals rather than farm animals, for which others have responsibility within Methodism. Animal blessings and prayer services and theological topics (e.g. what happens to animals when they die, and what was John Wesley's view of animals) will be of particular interest.

Please return this form to:
Roger Shorter,
32, Balderton Buildings,
Balderton Street
London,
W1Y 1TA
UK

Articles and letters suitable for the Methodist Recorder and other Methodist publications may be sent to:
Mrs M Kendall,
4, Wesley Flats,
Harewood Road
Calstock
Cornwall, PL18 9QN
UK

Lord Donald Soper in 1998 wrote:
"I welcome the formation of the Methodist Animal Welfare Group. There is an ever-increasing need for concern about the welfare of animals, and let me commend what for me is an imperative responsibility in the matter of such welfare.

I am more than ever convinced that the welfare of the human race is still threatened by the violent behaviour of human beings, we need not, we dare not, hesitate to improve the welfare of the animal creation. It can be a stimulus that could help to break the deadlock in the ultimate area of human violence.

It may be that we shall find the welfare of a peaceful human society through the cultivation of animal welfare as a pattern of human behaviour. this can be a doorway through which we can enter into the wider realm of peace on earth and goodwill to all. I hope so.


This site was last updated on 30 Dec 2001