Testimonials & Previous Speaking Engagements

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“I recently had the pleasure of attending a lecture by John Morlino at the 2004 Young Jains of America Convention. Through examples both from his own life as well as others, John showed us that ordinary people are capable of extraordinary heights of compassion. His words were soft and deliberate, yet immensely powerful and thought provoking, and they inspired each member of the audience to explore his or her own potential for ultimate kindness towards all living beings. His message was very simple – a world of peace, mutual respect and harmony is the most important human legacy of all.” — Nagini Paravastu, Virginia

“John Morlino delivers a profound message that needs to be heard. He explores the fundamental principles of humanity and challenges us to confront the most difficult questions that we as people face. In so doing, he awakens our spirit of compassion and guides us towards a kinder, gentler world.” — Brenda Davis, RD, British Columbia, Co-author of Becoming Vegetarian and Becoming Vegan

“After listening to your presentation, I’ve made significant changes to my life – not only for myself, but as an example to my children, in hopes of raising caring and compassionate human beings who will respect all forms of life. Thank you.” — Belinda Douglas, Connecticut

“John Morlino’s critique of Darfur activism was the finest presentation of the International Association of Genocide Scholars’ Eighth Biennial Conference. His clear approach is a template for helping an audience grasp a tangled and complex issue.” – Geoff Hill, Bureau Chief: East and Southern Africa, The Washington Times

“Never before have I witnessed an individual whose depth of genuine loving compassion is so powerful as to quietly magnetise the attention of an entire auditorium… I feel certain that whoever is fortunate enough to observe John’s work will have had their lives touched in a unique and enriching way.” [View the full text of this testimonial.] – Professor Rozalind A Gruben, West Sussex (UK)

“Your lecture at the World Vegetarian Congress was the finest I have ever seen.” — Prof. Madan Mohan Bajaj, New Delhi, India

Named an Outstanding Humane Educator by SPEAK, a national humane education speakers bureau, John Morlino has delivered more than 200 presentations to schools, colleges, community groups and conferences, including:

Animal Rights/Vegetarian:
35th World Vegetarian Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland
Animal Rights national conference, Washington, DC
Animals in Research and Education conference, Guelph, Ontario
North American Vegetarian Society annual conference
Earth Day, Bushnell Park, Hartford, CT (attendance: 10,000)

Peace and Nonviolence:
International Association of Genocide Scholars’ 8th Biennial Conference, Arlington, VA
Gandhian Conference on Nonviolence, Memphis, TN
20th Annual Maryland United for Peace and Justice Conference, Frederick, MD
Searching for a Nonviolent Future conference, Youngstown, OH
Peace for the New Millennium conference, Chicago, IL

Religious/Ethical:
Jain Associations in North America (JAINA) annual convention, Cincinnati, OH
Washington (DC) Ethical Society
Rochester Area Society of Friends (Quakers), NY
North Carolina Society for Ethical Culture, Carrboro, NC
St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Silver Spring, MD

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