Sarah Bowen is an animal chaplain. She is cofounder of Compassion Consortium, the first interfaith, interspiritual, and interspecies community for people who care about and advocate for animals and the planet, where she leads the Animal Chaplaincy Training program. She also companions animals through death, creates sacred memorial rituals, counsels humans grieving animal loss, and advocates for exploited and endangered species in both religious and secular contexts. 
An award-winning author, Sarah’s latest book is Sacred Sendoffs: An Animal Chaplain’s Advice for Surviving Animal Loss, Making Life Meaningful & Trying to Heal the Planet. A columnist on animal/human relationships for Spirituality & Health magazine, her work has also appeared in Parabola, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Psychology Today, and Animal Culture Magazine.
Sarah has presented for the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week, Parliament of the World’s Religions, Oxford Center for Animal Ethics, and the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab.