Invitation to AIA’s Interfaith Celebration for Animals and AGM

You are invited to:

ANIMAL INTERFAITH ALLIANCE

NOTICE OF AGM

GOLDERS GREEEN UNITARIAN CHURCH

Sunday 12th July 2015

AIA Logo Green

3.00pm            Interfaith Celebration for Animals All Welcome

Keynote speech – Animal Welfare in the Pope’s New Encyclical on the Environment by Dr Deborah Jones (Vice President of AIA and Vice Chair of Catholic Concern for Animals)

4.15pm            Tea and Snacks – All Welcome

5.00pm            1st AGM opens – AIA Members Only

5.00pm            Introduction from the Chair, Rev. Feargus O’Connor

5.15pm            Secretary and Treasurer’s Report, Barbara Gardner

5.25pm            Approval of the Annual Report & Accounts

5.30pm            Close of AGM

Please advise whether you will be attending the AGM by contacting Barbara Gardner at Barbgard.aia@gmail.com.

Address: Golders Green Unitarian Church, 31 Hoop Lane, Golders Green, London, NW11 8BS. Accessible via the Northern Line – the nearest tube station is Golders Green.

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.

ORDER OF SERVICE

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

Readings:

Buddhist

Hindu

Jain

Sikh

Address by Barbara Gardner, director of The Animal Interfaith Alliance

Prayer or Companion Animals fondly remembered

Readings:

Christian

Jewish

Muslim

Quaker

Unitarian

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