Articles From The Writings of Vasu Murti

Rose Evans (1928 - 2015) 

Pro-life vegetarians and vegans can be found within the "consistent-ethic" movement: pro-lifers opposed to capital punishment.

The Seamless Garment Network (SGN) is a coalition of peace and justice organizations on the religious left. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has signed the SGN Mission Statement:


"We are committed to the protection of life, which is threatened in today's world by war, abortion, poverty, racism, the arms race, the death penalty and euthanasia.

"We believe these issues are linked under a consistent ethic of life. We challenge those working on all or some of these issues to maintain a cooperative spirit of peace, reconciliation, and respect in protecting the unprotected."


Mary Rider, a *practicing* Catholic (arrested for protesting both the death penalty AND abortion -- when I first met her in 2002, she was pregnant with her eighth child!) and Executive Director of the SGN, wrote in Harmony: Voices for a Just Future, a "consistent-ethic" periodical in 2002:


"So we teach our children to walk softly on the earth and to embrace nonviolence as the only legitimate means of conflict resolution, on both a personal and a global level.

"We are aware of the excessive, privileged life we lead as educated, first world U.S. citizens and of the responsibilities to which our privilege calls us. We try to live simply. We eat low on the food chain. We try to buy nothing new...

"We try to respect all life and carry that message forward in all we do... Because we value people and relationships over things... First world consumption kills people around the world...

"Pollution, environmental devastation, corrupt governments, war, sweatshops... all are a are a result of our desire to buy more at a lower price...

"We believe each person has a right to live a valued and respected life free from hunger and discrimination..."


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