Introducing AIA

Faiths Working Together for Animals

AIA Inaugural Meeting - cropped

The Animal Interfaith Alliance held its inaugural meeting on 7th January 2014 at Golders Green Unitarian Church where there were representatives from the Anglican, Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Jain, Jewish, Quaker and Unitarian faiths.

Vision, Mission & Objectives


A peaceful world where people of all faiths and none work together to treat animals with respect and compassion.


To create a united voice for animals from all the major faiths to bring about a world where they are treated with respect and compassion.


  1. To provide a stronger voice for animals through the interfaith group than can be provided by many separate voices from individual faiths;
  2. To create a co-ordinated approach across the faiths to educate people on the humane treatment of animals;
  3. To create a strong and co-ordinated campaigning organisation;
  4. To provide a forum to learn from and share the wisdoms of other cultures and traditions;
  5. To disseminate that wisdom through literature, including a regular newsletter, books and orders of service, and through the internet, including a website and social media, which can also be used as a campaign tool;
  6. To inspire others through interfaith conferences and services with a major event celebrating World Animal Day on 4th October;
  7. To promote a vegetarian/vegan diet, which also embraces the issues of environmental protection, healthy lifestyles and ending world hunger, and to end animal exploitation.

Member Organisations

The Animal Interfaith Alliance is an alliance of faith based, animal advocacy organisations.  Meet them here.


Everyone involved in running AIA is an unpaid volunteer working online from home.  In this way, AIA’s costs are kept to a minimum.  We have no staff salaries or office costs and we have very low travel costs.
The Animal Interfaith Alliance is a registered not-for-profit company number: 8958588.          

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