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The Guibord Center & ADI video collaboration!

Posted: 13 May 2017. Updated: 26 May 2017

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ADI President Jan Creamer and Vice President Tim Phillips addressed the 2017 Guibord Center Celebration Dinner in Los Angeles, on May 11th, which included an announcement of an initiative to produce a PSA featuring diverse religious leaders’ calling for compassion for animals.

The Guibord Center – Religion Inside Out, founded and led by Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord, is dedicated to bringing people of all faiths together “to encourage people everywhere to share in the values that lie at the heart of our many faith traditions - values like kindness, compassion, respect, humility, and concern for others.”

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The Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord and Dr Lois Sprague (Vice President of the Guibord Center) are great friends of ADI, including being Contributor Producers of Lion Ark and playing a vital role in ADI’s Operation Spirit of Freedom – sponsoring a lion holding unit and the air fare of a lion all the way home to Africa!

The dinner at St. John’s Cathedral, LA, featured a diverse array of religions including Christian and Jewish traditions, Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Brahma Kumaris, and more working together for a kinder world. The evening included speeches, ceremony, music and a vegan meal.

A highlight of the evening was the special announcement that, in 2018, The Guibord Center will be partnering with ADI to produce a video featuring leaders from different religions urging people to be compassionate towards animals. The program for the night noted:

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“Children learn a great deal about relationship through experiencing the way animals around them are treated. When they see animals treated with kindness and respect as living beings, they learn to treat others with kindness and respect. When they see animals treated inhumanely as mere objects for our amusement, entertainment, vanity or profit, they learn to treat others with that same disregard and callousness.
“Animal Defenders International (ADI) is respected throughout the world as a premiere organization that seeks to end the suffering of captive animals in commercial use through public education, research, and multiple wide-reaching strategic campaigns that can include enormous and very complex rescue operations.
“The Guibord Center is partnering with ADI to add the voice of faith leaders to this endeavor by producing a public service announcement (PSA) that addresses these issues from a spiritual and religious perspective.”

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