Talk on Animal Welfare, Human Health, Environment & Compassion – Sunday 31st May

Andre Menache

Young Jains have arranged  for Andre Menache, an exciting guest speaker from the Animal Interfaith Alliance (AIA) to talk about ‘The link between animal welfare, human health and saving the environment’ in Colindale, North London.

AIA’s vision is, ‘A peaceful world where people of all faiths, and all those who believe in a compassionate world, work together to treat all animals with respect and compassion.’

Born in Belgium, qualified vet Andre has been an active campaigner for the past 30 years, mainly in South Africa, Israel and the UK.  He has held various posts, including that of President of Doctors and Lawyers for Responsible Medicine (UK) and General Manager of the Federation of Animal Protection Societies in Israel. Today he provides scientific support to several grass roots organisations, in addition to his official position as Director of Antidote Europe, based in France.

Venue: Jain Centre, 6-8 Colindale Avenue, Colindale, NW9 4DR

Date & time: Sunday 31st May, 10.30 – 12.30pm

To register for this free event, please contact

11th Interfaith Celebration for Animals

Interfaith CelebrationsAnimal Interfaith Alliance Chair, Rev, Feargus O’Connor, has been holding Interfaith Celebrations for Animals at this Unitarian Church in Golders Green for 10 years, to celebrate World Animal Day (WAD), also the birthday of St Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Animals.  On Saturday 4th October 2014 he held the 11th Interfaith Celebrations for Animals, which was sponsored by The World Congress of Faiths, The Animal Interfaith Alliance and Quaker Concern for Animals.


Words of Welcome from Rev. Feargus O’Connor.

Lighting a candle for the world’s animals and special candles for the Animal Interfaith Alliance, all animal protection campaigners and for polar bears and other victims of global warming.

Hymn – Reverence for Life (John Andrew Storey)

Universalist Prayer for Animals – Rev. Feargus O’Connor






Address by Barbara Gardner, director of The Animal Interfaith Alliance

Prayer or Companion Animals fondly remembered







Address by Dr Alpesh Patel of the Dr Hadwen Trust

Hymn – We Celebrate the Wen of Life (Alicia S. Carpenter)

Keynote Address by Dr Richard D. Ryder (AIA Patron)

Voluntary collection for the Dr Hadwen Trust and the Animal Interfaith Alliance

Sung Affirmation