Welcome to The Animal Interfaith Alliance
Our mission is to create a united voice for animals from all of the world’s faiths and spiritual beliefs, based on their founders’ teachings, to bring about the humane treatment of animals:
Making the world a better place for animals by promoting the compassionate treatment of them, and
Making the world a better place for humans by promoting interfaith co-operation on an issue all faiths have in common.
Divine Music: The Mystery of the Creation
Following last year’s Interfaith Celebration of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, on cherishing and protecting all God’s Creation, the keynote address at our 13th Animal Interfaith Alliance and World Congress of Faiths Celebration of Animals on Saturday 22 October 2016 at Golders Green Unitarians was delivered by Rev. Professor Martin Henig. Professor Henig is a distinguished academic, Vice-president of the Anglican Society for the Welfare of Animals, board member of the Animal Interfaith Alliance and an Anglican Franciscan. For further details see here
AIA Member Organisations (in alphabetical order) :
If you would like your organisation to become a member of the Alliance please complete the Membership Form
AIA is a unique alliance of organisations which represent all the major faiths. Not only is it the only organisation to speak out on the moral treatment of animals by drawing on the combined wisdom of all the faiths, but it also promotes social harmony by bringing the faith groups together on an issue that they all share a concern for. Such cooperation between the faiths is what politicians are encouraging and, as such, they are listening to AIA.
Therefore AIA is in a uniquely strong position to campaign for animals.
Animal Spirit Magazine
Read AIA’s magazine Animal Spirit and those of its supporter groups – here
‘Love is not love if it does not include love of animals. What kind of compassion is it which adores human life, but ignores the slaughter of animals?’ – Satish Kumar (AIA President)
Cooler Eating Campaign
In the wake of the Paris Conference on Climate Change, the Animal Interfaith Alliance (AIA) is launching its Cooler Eating campaign to raise awareness of the effects of meat-eating on global warming. AIA is encouraging people to embrace a plant-based diet which is less harmful to the climate, the environment, human health, the billions of factory-farmed and slaughtered animals around the world and which also helps to tackle world hunger. Read more here
Animals and the Buddha
A film by Dharma Voices for Animals
AIA’s Barbara Gardner talks to Safe & Sound Radio
Barbara Gardner talks to Sandra Kyle and Lynley Tulloch of Safe & Sound Radio about the faith’s teachings on the compassionate treatment of animals. Subjects include ‘do animals have souls?’, ‘do animals have rights?’, veganism and new insights from Pope Francis’ new encyclical letter, Laudato Si’. Listen to the podcast here:
Visit and please ‘like’ Safe & Sound’s Facebook page here:
The Sanctity of Life & the Ethics of Diet
Multifaith Celebration 2016
by The Gandhi Foundation & The Animal Interfaith Alliance
AIA is most grateful to Thom Bonneville of The Animal Interfaith Alliance and Graham Davey of The Gandhi Foundation for organising this wonderful multifaith event, held on Saturday 30th January 2016. For further information click here
Books on Animals in the Faith Traditions
Visit AIA’s exciting collection of books on Animals in the Faith Traditions and buy them from Amazon – click here
‘It ill becomes us to invoke in our daily prayers the blessings of God, the Compassionate, if we in turn will not practice elementary compassion towards our fellow creatures.’ – Mahatma Gandhi
The Animal Interfaith Alliance is a registered not-for-profit company number: 8958588. Registered company address: 31 Hoop Lane, Golders Green, London, NW11 8BS.
© Animal Interfaith Alliance 2016