Swords to Plowshares

Promoting a faith-based love for all creation.


There are many wonderful resources to assist in transitioning to a diet that honors all of God’s creatures and which allows us to live up to our calling as loving stewards over all creation and as children created in God’s holy and merciful image. These are a few I have found to be the most useful.


This website has tons of information about plant sources for every essential vitamin and nutrient as well as scientific studies related to vegan diets and tips for new vegans.

New Vegan Support

The purpose of this Facebook group is to bring together new vegans looking for help and more experienced vegans who desire to help them. The unique aspect of this group is its commitment to non-judgment, focusing instead on encouraging people in their desire to live compassionately. If you would like personal assistance in your newfound vegan walk, this is the group to get connected with people willing to help and offer you their knowledge and encouragement (for free of course!). I helped Sue Brickman create this group a few years ago and it now has over 25,000 members from all over the world!

Vegan Athletes

This is a link with profiles for many of the world’s top vegan athletes, proving definitively that you don’t need animal products to build muscle or to be a top athlete.

swords2plowshares on Instagram

This is my Instagram account where I post photos of all the delicious food I make, including: smoothies, juices, curries, wraps, veggie bowls, veggie chili, and more!

National Institute of Health’s Report on Companion Animal Diets

If you have a dog or cat as a companion animal, this is a good resource for learning about the science on animal nutrition. Animals, just like humans, require specific combinations of nutrients in order to thrive and you want to make sure they are getting all the nutrients they need. There is no magical property in meat and as long as animals get elsewhere the nutrients they would otherwise get from meat, they can thrive. This is one of several recent studies disproving the obligate carnivore hypothesis that still abounds in pop culture and in some less knowledgeable veterinary circles that rely solely on outdated research.

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