Making it Matter
We are sure many of you will have heard this apocryphal story before.
Every morning a woman walked along the beach, picking up starfish that had washed ashore with the tide and throwing them back into the sea.
Someone approached her one day and asked what she was doing. She explained that the starfish would otherwise die in the heat of the sun.
“But there must be hundreds of starfish washed upon this stretch of beach alone every day” said the man. “What you are doing, does it make a difference? In fact, does it really matter?”
The woman picked up a starfish and fling it far into the waves. She turned to the man and said “It made a difference to that one. But the point is, it matters to me.”
To everyone involved in making a difference to animals to “making it matter”. THANK YOU.
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CCA Ecumenical Retreat Spring 2014 - Wales - The second of two sermons presented by Revd Professor Martin Henig
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Italy's Dirty Secret - A report from FAACE on Animal Abuse in Italy
Lambeth Conference 2009 - ASWA hosted a fring meeting at Kent University during the 2009 Lambeth Conference
Loving our Fellow Creatures - This article by Richard Bauckham is available by kind permission of Scripture Union
Project Pooch - Reporting on an amazing example of animal therapy reducing re-offending of prison inmates in Oregon
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Why Humans Need Animals - Amersham Millennium Lecture, Tuesday March 11th 2008 as presented by Steven Shakespeare - Anglican Chaplain, Liverpool Hope University
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