The Quiet Voice that Shakes the World
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 4:10 PM
For Registered Conference Guests
How Animal Consciousness Inspired and Transformed Tolstoy, Gandhi, and Schweitzer
Conference Center at U of Pitt-Johnstown
450 Schoolhouse Road
Open to attendees of the 2013 Vegetarian Summerfest conference.
Greed, violence and mass exploitation have long plagued our world, and now have become so extreme that the very survival of our ecosystem is at risk. For centuries, there have been those who sought to offer an alternative. The selflessness, moral courage and commitment to nonviolence of Leo Tolstoy, Henry David Thoreau, Mohandas Gandhi and Albert Schweitzer are legendary. Yet historical accounts tend to underplay a common thread between them: a deep connection with, and concern for, our fellow animals. Understanding how profoundly this all-inclusive ethic of justice and compassion affected the moral development of such visionaries may hold the key to unlocking our species' highest potential.
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