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FACULTY

LEAD:
SARAH BOWEN
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Passionate about the intersection of spiritual values with animal welfare, Sarah Bowen is a fierce advocate for all creatures. As an animal chaplain, she teaches interspecies mindfulness practices, supports humans during animal companion loss/grief, loves up animals in shelters, advocates for planetary ethics, and provides wildlife struck by cars a “sacred sendoff.” Her writing on animal/human relationships has been featured in Spirituality & Health Magazine, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, and Elephant Journal. She's an eternal guest co-host of Unity Online Radio's Big Universe show, and has also appeared on the Doggy Diva Show, Vegan Spirituality, and other podcasts. Sarah also teaches animal divina meditation for Insight Timer.

 

Sarah is an ordained interfaith/interspiritual minister, faculty member at One Spirit Interfaith Seminary's, member of the Association for Pet Loss & Bereavement, and author of two award-winning books, the latest titled Spiritual Rebel: A Positively Addictive Guide to Finding Deeper Perspective & Higher Purpose.

Her forthcoming book on animals and spirituality will be released by Monkfish Book Publishing Company in 2021.

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GUESTS.

Aline
Silva

Co-director, CreatureKind. Aline shares about her experience as a queer, Brazilian immigrant to the US, who has served as a local parish pastor in rural and farming populations for the last 10 years and about her work at CreatureKind, where she helps Christian communities make human, sustainable choices for their communities.

becreaturekind.org

Jacy
Reese

Co-Founder, Sentience Institute. Jacy shares about the work of this social science think tank which builds on and promotes the body of evidence for how to most effectively encourage humanity's moral circle expansion. Their research results are made public and free, so anyone can use them to make more impactful decisions with their advocacy, careers, donations, and other resources.

sentienceinstitute.org

Amanda
Ree

Founder, Samadog. Canine Wellbeing Expert Amanda Ree shares about dog meditation, Ayurveda, and the challenges of having a business for "Dogs and their Humans." Amanda is a certified meditation teacher, 500-hr yoga Hatha instructor, Ayurvedic health practitioner, and a lead educator at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing,

samadog.com

Judy
Carman

Co-founder, Worldwide Prayer Circle for Animals. Long-time activist for peace, the environment, and animal liberation, Judy Carman is the author of Homo Ahimsa: Who We Really Are and How We're Going to Save the World and other books. Judy shares about the role of spirituality in ending the exploitation of animals. 

peacetoallbeings.com

Azaria
Ulmer

Activist, Tree Sisters. Healer, modern-day priestess, medicine woman and meditation teacher Azaria Ulmer challenged friends on Facebook to help fund the planting of 20,000 trees. Hear about her experience and ways to help tree beings.

azariaulmer.com

Kathy
Stevens

Founder, Catskill Animal Sanctuary. Farm girl, teacher, and writer Kathy Steven founded CAS to rescue farmed animals, ignite social change to end their exploitation, and champion vegan living. Hear her share about the ins and outs of running one of the world's leading animal sanctuaries.

casanctuary.org/

Lisa
Levinson

Director, In Defense of Animals.

Lisa directs IDA's Sustainable Activism Campaign, offering emotional and spiritual resources for animal activists, and co-directs the Wild Animals Campaign, advocating for wild animals. She shares about self-care for activists and one of her projects: the Toad Detour to help migrating toads safely cross the road in Philadelphia.
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