The Humane Society of the United States

Faith Outreach

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The Faith Outreach program of The Humane Society of the United States seeks to engage people and institutions of faith with animal protection issues, on the premise that religious values call upon us all to act in a kind and merciful way towards all creatures.


Read Every Living Thing

Every Living Thing: How Pope Francis, Evangelicals and Other Christian Leaders Are Inspiring All of Us to Care for Animals is an inspiring collection of teachings on animal protection from Christian leaders. Hand-picked by Christine Gutleben, Senior Director of Faith Outreach for The HSUS, Every Living Thing is a perfect companion to your daily spiritual reflection, informal discussion with friends or Sunday School studies.
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  • Volunteer With Us

    Promote animal protection in the faith community. Apply to be a Faith Outreach volunteer.

  • Faith Councils

    The HSUS Faith Advisory Councils include scholars and representatives from a range of religious denominations, faiths and backgrounds.

  • Eating Mercifully

    This short film about Christian perspectives on factory farming will change the way you think about food and faith.

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  • Fill the Bowl

    Find out how you can help pets and the people who love them by collecting supplies in your area.

  • Humane Backyard

    Create a peaceful haven for all of God’s creatures with a habitat that shelters and feeds native wildlife while bringing spiritual nourishment to the community.

  • Living Legacy video series

    Explores how faith influenced the lives and work of animal advocates C.S. Lewis, William Wilberforce and Hannah More.

    Find more faith resources »
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