The Movement for Compassionate Living (M.C.L) aims to spread the vegan message and promote simple living and self-reliance as a remedy against the exploitation of humans, animals and the Earth.

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Compassionate living is about making connections between the way we live and the way others suffer, between unnecessary industrial development and the destruction of the planet. It involves a commitment to work non-violently for change, promoting lifestyles that are possible for all the world’s people, sustainable within the resources of the planet, environmentally friendly and free of all exploitation of animals and of people.

If you can help run stalls at any of the events that we attend assist with printing leaflets and booklets at Nottingham’s Community Print Resource, then please Contact Us.

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Support the work of Movement for Compassionate Living.

MCL Publications

Veggies Catering Campaign is pleased to print and distribute literature on behalf of the Movement for Compassionate Living.


  • Abundant Living in the Coming Age of the Tree £2.00 (60g)
    A well referenced call for a move towards compassionate living the vegan way, with the emphasis on the use of trees and their products. 
  • Self-reliant Tree-based Autonomous Vegan Villages (STAVVs) £1.00 (40g)
    “Only when the masses of people accept the challenge to change the world by changing themselves will a future for our children be assured.” 
  • Recipes for a Sustainable Future £1.00 (40g)
    … free of exploitation of people, animals and the planet; based on local products. 
  • Recipes from “New Leaves” £1.00 (40g)
    … for an ecological vegan diet based on home grown foods. 
  • More Recipes from “New Leaves” £1.00 (30g)
    … some including acorns, quinoa. 
  • Growing Our Own, Vegan-Organically £1.00 (40g)
    Advice on growing food sustainably and compassionately, using vegan-organic methods, free from artificial chemicals and slaughterhouse residues. 
  • Familiar and Unfamiliar Saladings £1.00 (40g)
    … from the Garden and the Wild. 
  • Food for Everyone £1.00 (20g)
    … with charts and pictures that can be enlarged for use as posters. 
  • For Vegan Parents £1.00 (20g)
    Simple facts and principles to devise a good vegan diet for the mother and baby. 
  • Pioneers of Compassionate Living £1.00 (40g)
    Adele Curtis, John Woolman, Gandhi, Tom Regan, Robert Hart, Helen and Scott Nearing, Richard St. Barbe Baker, Henry Bailey Stevens and Kathleen Jannaway. 


All the booklets cost £1, except ‘Abundant Living’, which is £2.
One third discount for three or more copies of the same title.


  • MCL Handout
  • Introducing MCL
  • Food and Agriculuture – it’s time for change
  • Protecting the Environment
  • Trees for a Future
  • Feeding the World
  • Animal Exploitation
  • Health, Diet and Nutrition
  • A Vision for a Compassionate World


Leaflets cost 5p each to print and weigh 5 grams; 45p for the set of 9 (45g).
Leaflets are also available as free pdf downloads from the MCL website, from where everything can also be ordered.

Please add 68p towards UK postage for a single booklet or a set of leaflets, or calculate the weight, adding 30 grams for packing, and find the postage cost from the Royal Mail Pricefinder. (Postage shown as at May’22).

Five booklets will go in a ‘large letter’ for £2.15 p&p.
Overseas postage – please check the Royal Mail Pricefinder.

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Order by post from:
MCL, c/o Veggies
Sumac Centre
245 Gladstone Street

Telephone 07870 861837

Whenever possible Veggies feature the publications of the Movement for Compassionate Living, which we print and distribute to promote simple living and vegan self-reliance as a remedy to the exploitation of humans, animals and the Earth.

Sumac GardenWe are pleased to acknowledge the generous support of MCL & founder Kathleen Jannaway in making a grant to Veggies & the Sumac Centre to help with the establishment of the Community Garden at the new Sumac Centre, following our move from the Rainbow Centre on Mansfield Road, in 2002.

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