for Respect of Life and Environment was founded in 1986 to foster an ethic of
compassion toward all sentient beings and respect for the integrity of nature.
This ethic urges each of us to expand our moral concern to future generations;
to poor, oppressed and disenfranchised human beings; to animals, plants and the
earth as a whole. With a particular focus on higher education and religious institutions,
the Center promotes a humane and sustainable future for all members of the earth
community. The Center is an affiliate of The
Humane Society of the United States.