Animal Interfaith Alliance
Faiths Working Together for Animals
The Animal Interfaith Alliance (AIA) is a unique alliance of faith based, animal advocacy organisations which represents all the major faiths. It speaks out on the moral treatment of animals by drawing on the combined wisdom of all faiths, and it promotes social harmony by bringing the faith groups together on an issue they all share a concern for. AIA’s activities include animal advocacy and education.
Our Vision and Mission
Our Vision is a peaceful world where people of all faiths and none work together to treat animals with respect and compassion.
Our Mission is to create a united voice for animals from all of the major faiths to bring about a world where animals are treated with respect and compassion.
Why Faith Matters
People of faith make up over 80% of the world’s population. Their views make a difference and can lead to global transformation.
What We Do
Members – We bring together diverse faith-based animal advocacy organisations to be a strong united voice for animals. Meet our member organisations.
Education – We educate through our new RE Education Materials, our sponsorship of the NATRE Spirited Arts Competition and our Education Resources.
Advocacy – We campaign against cruelty to animals. We aim to put animals on the agendas of major institutions and undertake letter writing campaigns.
– We believe in ahimsa – a vegan lifestyle which does not harm others;
– Animals are sentient beings who have the right to live freely and not to be made to suffer by humans;
– Animals exist for their own sakes and not for ours;
– Animals are emotional beings who can love us and provide companionship, and can be members of our family and community;
– We are part of an interconnected web which includes the Earth and all its inhabitants, both plant and animals. By abusing part of that web, we damage the rest of it, including the environment and ourselves.
Our Eight Key Ambitions
1. To Put Animal Ethics on the Education Curriculum
2. To Put Animals on the Agenda of the Parliament of World Religions
3. To Achieve a UN Convention on Animal Protection
4. To Put Animals in the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals
5. To Replace Lab Animals with 21st Century Human Relevant Test Methods
6. To Promote a Plant Based Diet and End Factory Farming
7. To Promote Ethical Finance to Support Animal Welfare
Read Our Five Year Strategy – 2022-2026
AIA is a member of:
AIA is a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Accredited Organisation
- Animal Welfare in World Religion by Joyce D’SilvaBook Review Review by Barbara Gardner In her new book, Animal Welfare in World Religion: Teaching and Practice, Joyce D’Silva examines what the five major faiths, in terms of their numbers of followers – Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and BuddhismContinue reading “Animal Welfare in World Religion by Joyce D’Silva”
- Happy Earth Day!Photo by NASA on Unsplash Today, Saturday 22nd April, is Earth Day and AIA is celebrating our precious planet and all it’s life. In particular on Earth Day, we are caring for our Common Home by extending the Golden Rule to the Planet and all animals. Continue reading “Happy Earth Day!”
- Spend An Evening with Peter SingerSpend and evening with Peter Singer at the Hackney Empire, London on Sunday 4th June 2023 as he talks about his new book Animal Liberation Now. ‘Peter Singer: Animal Liberation Now’ Get ready for a thought-provoking conversation with the legendaryContinue reading “Spend An Evening with Peter Singer”
The Animal Interfaith Alliance is a registered not-for-profit company number 8958588.
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