Our Mission

CreatureKind’s mission is to encourage Christians to recognize faith-based reasons for caring about the wellbeing of fellow animal creatures used for food, and to take practical action in response. Our core message is that we are CreatureKind  together with other animals, and ought to be CreatureKind in how we treat them.

Our Goals 

  • To equip Christians with a theo-ethical framework from which to discuss animal issues in the church and the place of animals in Christian life.

  • To provide education and support to pastors and other Christian leaders on the importance and validity of including animals and animal issues in Christian life and practice in order to change the way that animals are viewed by Christians.

  • To seek commitments from churches, other institutions, and individuals to a new approach regarding their sourcing and consumption of animal products, the CreatureKind Commitment.

  • To strengthen the church by affirming the call and meeting the spiritual needs of individuals working in animal protection and to provide a community in which they can express their experience, strength, and hope among like-minded Christians.

“The work of CreatureKind sits at the intersection of some of the most formidable moral, spiritual, and practical challenges of the twenty-first century ... In seeking to mobilize the most rigorous available theological reasons and strategies for renewed religious vision and action on these fronts, CreatureKind is paving the way for a new conversation and for novel ways of being that put the too-often hidden riches of religious thinking and practice at the disposal of a world much in need of them.” – Matthew C. Halteman, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Calvin College