Lara Balsam

Lara Balsam

Director of the Jewish Vegetarian Society

Lara Balsam is the Director of the JVS.

In recent years, she has masterminded the creation of a brand new vegan community centre – the world’s first ever Jewish vegan hub. The centre is open to all, and acts as a beacon for those interested in incorporating sustainability and veganism into their everyday lives.

Lara has a passion for ethical and sustainable living. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, food growing, arts and crafts, and making natural cleaning and beauty products from plants she grows.

3:00 - 4:30

Faith Panel: Exploring the Relationship between Religion & Veganism

In this panel discussion, we shall be exploring how people of varying faiths and beliefs find resonance in Veganism and how the practice of Veganism is in congruence with their faith. We shall explore some of the obstacles they may face amongst friends and family of the same faith and how some of these obstacles have been overcome.

Chair: Tree Kelly (University of Manchester)

Panel Members:

  • Mara Whyte – Muslim Animal Rights Activist
  • Krishna Gandhi – Hindu Animal Rights Activist
  • Lara Balsam – Jewish Vegetarian Society
  • The Green Vicar – The Rvd Janey Hillier
  • David Clough – Professor of Theological Ethics in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Chester and a Methodist preacher.

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