Sponsored by the Animal Interfaith Alliance, World Congress of Faiths and Quaker Concern for Animals  the 12th Annual Interfaith Celebration of Animals was held at Golders Green Unitarian Church on Sunday 12th July 2015 at 3pm.

The Service was led by Rev. Feargus O’Conner, chair of the Animal Interfaith Alliance and Secretary of the World Congress of Faiths. Guest speakers were Dr Deborah Jones (AIA & CCA), Barbara Gardener (AIA) and Dr Alpesh Patel (Dr Hadwen Trust)

Dr Deborah Jones (AIA & CCA) gave the keynote speech- Animal Welfare in the Pope’s New Encyclical on the Environment.

After the service and refreshments, AIA held their 1st AGM which I attended on behalf of QCA, details can be found at www.animal-interfaith-alliance.com

Judith Wilkings

Member of QCA & AIA