Monday, February 2, 2015
Joy in Enough
I've been forgetting to add events and really should have mentioned the thought-provoking meeting for our home group a few weeks ago at which Christine introduced us to the Green Christian (formerly CEL) project Joy in Enough. Christine belongs to their working group on building social capital ('a mass behaviour of enoughness') so this was the main theme of the evening. She also gave us a brief introduction to steady state economics which does look hugely challenging. Unsurprisingly it includes limiting the range of inequality in income distribution which was the topic of a recent talk at the University from Richard Wilkinson, author of The Spirit Level. As a result of Christine's talk the home group have since been working through Christopher Jamison's Finding Sanctuary.
Christine also recommended we look up Breathe: a Christian network for simpler living, which is connected to the pictured book Consumer Detox.