Circles of Compassion

Essays Connecting Issues of Justice

Edited by Will Tuttle

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A series of essays linking compassion for animals, social justice and harmony in the human world.

208 x 132 mm
Vegan Publishers
Philosophy of Human Life;
320 pages
Publication date:
01 Jan 2015


What is the link between compassion for animals, social justice and harmony in our human world? This book is a series of insightful and inspiring essays by internationally recognized authors and activists which focus on how the seemingly disparate issues of human, animal, and environmental rights are indeed connected.

Illuminating the connections between injustice to animals and the various forms of social and ecological injustice, these thirty authors provide essential keys to effectively addressing the hidden roots of our dilemmas. The essays also provide practical guidance about how to make the individual, systemic, and social changes necessary to effectively create a peaceful and just world for all.

This landmark book provides a crucial impetus for us to break through our confining delusions, build bridges of understanding, and awaken from the cultural trance of indifference and inequity.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Connecting the Dots by Carol J. Adams
Introduction: The Circles of Compassion Vision by Will Tuttle
Beyond Humanism, Toward a New Animalism by David Cantor
No Innocent Bystanders by Angel Flinn
Why Compassion is Essential to Social Justice by Katrina Fox
A Woman, a Cat, and a Realization by Beatrice Friedlander
In the Doing and the Being by Lori B.Girshick
Social Responsibility, Reflexivity, and Chasing Rainbows by Rachel Alicia Griffin
Eating Animals and the Illusion of Personal Choice by Robert Grillo
Carnism: Why Eating Animals is a Social Justice Issue by Melanie Joy
Social Justice, Sincerity, and Sustenance by Lisa Kemmerer
Mother Corn, Father Pumpkin, Sister Bean... by Rita Laws
Until Every Belly is Full by Keith McHenry
Slavery. It’s Still a Thing by Christopher-Sebastian McJetters
Hunger, Meat, and the Banality of Evil by Dawn Moncrief
Animal Rights Equal Human Rights: Domesecration and Entangled Oppression by David Nibert
Building an Animal Advocacy Movement for Racial and Disability Justice by Anthony J. Nocella II
Our Lifeline Revealed Through the Eye of Justice by Richard A.Oppenlander
A Hunger for Justice by lauren Ornelas
Veganism: A Path to Non-Violence by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Climate Change and Injustice Everywhere by Sailesh Rao
Injustice Everywhere by Anteneh Roba
Becoming a Vegan Feminist Agitator by Marla Rose
How We Hinder Children to Protect Them by Ruby Roth
Connecting the Dots on Dietary Choices by Richard H. Schwartz
Looking Behind the Curtain to the Hidden Side of Justice Issues by Kim Sheridan
The Gay Animal: A Personal Exploration of Interconnections by Jasmin Singer
Animal Rights as a Social Justice Issue by Gary Smith
Confronting the Saboteur Within: Advancing a Consciousness of Compassion by Jo Stepaniak
Unrecognized Roots of Injustice and the Vegan Transformation by Will Tuttle
The MOGO Principle for a Peaceful, Sustainable, and Humane World by Zoe Weil
Conclusion: Going Forward by Will Tuttle


'Compassion is the path to transformation of consciousness and purification of the human spirit. This important book is an exciting collection of deep reflections about compassion and its celebration of all living creatures who abide equally within the shimmering web of life.'
-- Elizabeth and Dennis Kucinich


Will Tuttle, visionary author of The World Peace Diet, is a pianist, composer, educator, and recipient of the Courage of Conscience Award. A former Zen monk, his PhD from University of California Berkeley focused on educating intuition and altruism. Dr Tuttle presents at events around the world, promoting peace through compassion for all life.

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