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.
Interfaith Week 2016
This week The Animal Interfaith Alliance celebrated the fact that all faiths share The Golden Rule – to treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself – and that those ‘others’ include all sentient beings.
Sunday 13th November – Sunday 20th November.
ASWA Animals in War Memorial Service 2016
AIA member organisations remember the animals who gave their lives in war at the ASWA memorial service for animals at the Park Lane Animals in War Memorial at 3.00pm on Sunday 13th November.
They had no choice.
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.
‘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)
Animal Spirit Magazine
Read AIA’s magazine Animal Spirit and those of its supporter groups – here
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
13th Interfaith Celebration for Animals,
The 13th Interfaith Celebration for Animals, sponsored by The Animal Interfaith Alliance (AIA), The World Congress of Faiths and Quaker Concern for Animals was held at Golders Green Unitarians, on 22nd October 2016 at 3.00pm. The service was led by Rev. Feargus O’Connor, MA, Chair of AIA and Secretary of The World Congress of Faiths and the guest speakers were Rev. Prof. Martin Henig (AIA and ASWA) and Barbara Gardner (AIA and CCA). The service also featured organist: Mary Craine, pianist: Georgina Drewe, soprano: Caroline Hunter and harpist: Marilene Berryman, with the participation of representatives of various world faiths. For full details click 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