From the earliest days of the Puritans, the animal welfare movement in America, like so many other movements of liberation and social reform, was driven by people of faith.
But in our own time, mainstream religion has tended to ignore our fellow creatures.
In our continuing series about animals in religion, Best Friends executive director Paul Berry, who grew up in the evangelical Christian tradition, argues that it’s time for the church to recapture the initiative and treat kindness to animals as one of the moral imperatives of our time.
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(Reprinted from BEST FRIENDS MAGAZINE March/April 2007)