In the years since becoming a legally-incorporated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, The Kerulos Center has gained international recognition for its progressive, bridging work. Our faculty and collaborators (who include other animal species) hail from diverse knowledge bodies.


Kerulos brings research to bear on pivotal on-the-ground education and social justice issues. For these reasons, the Center is well regarded across communities: academia, animal and human rights communities, teachers, and healers.


Our first two years (2009-2010) were devoted to: (1) acquisition of breadth and depth of expertise through building the faculty and Advisory Board; (2) distillation and articulation of the Kerulos vision, mission, and role; and (3) establishing credibility and trust in academic and animal and human activist communities. The latter has been accomplished through in-depth networking, dialogue, and collaboration that produced substantive publications, website, newsletters, and other media.


No longer “just” an organization, Kerulos is a fast-growing, vibrant community. Having laid this foundation, FYs 2012 and 2013 have been dedicated to translating vision to reality by creating two “flagship” programs to elicit wide-ranging, international participation, Sacred Bones and Being Sanctuary. In so doing, considerable headway has been made in catalyzing a new trans-species paradigm.


I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.


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