Not only is Sabbath a commandment, it’s good for our health, relationships, economy, and environment. Unfortunately, the notion of Sabbath is often a countercultural one. Here’s a series of infographics that may help you communicate tangible benefits of Sabbath-keeping. (Photo: hiyori13, Creative Commons)
Some may say simplicity is becoming the new normal–the way we must live to ensure a future for those who will come after us and for our entire planet. Another way to look at simplicity is as a “better” normal, as a way to sustain health, well-being, and community. Click here to Read Duane Elgin’s… Read more»
Here’s an article from the Chicago Tribune about the importance of spending mindfully. Gregory Karp interviews Wendy Philleo about ways to self-audit one’s consumption and spending habits. (Photo: Mikey Jones, Creative Commons)
Some of these “ingredients” may seem like “no-brainers” to you, but author Linda Buzzell does an excellent job of outlining a strategy for community building that is applicable to faith communities and non-profits. (Photo: NAIT, Creative Commons)
When is enough, well, enough? Rob Dietz and Dan O’Neill have some definite ideas and suggestions. Check out this essay adapted for the New Dream Blog from their book Enough is Enough. It squares well with scriptural guidance and would make a good basis for topical study. (Photo: jakerome, Creative Commons)
Check out this article from Mother Nature Network! It shows you how to recycle everything from crayons to Crocs and a whole lot more. (Photo: jjsink, Creative Commons)
In this article, Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., discusses why it is important to teach ecoliteracy to develop social and emotional learning skills. These principles are equally applicable to Christian education programs and parish life initiatives.
Once again, Annie Leonard–who brought us “The Story of Stuff”–invites us not only to consider our consumption but also to be more than merely mindful about it. Consumption is intricately interwoven with issues of poverty, economic justice, and human dignity. This article is one every careful steward ought to read. (Photo: r2hox, Creative Commons)