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TOPICS Part 4
Advertising – Cornel West and stealing sneakers, seduction of everyone; selling counter-culture; Amish peculiarness; Willow Creek – living out a concern for poor and oppressed; sharing shoes, as learned from Mother Theresa; rich folks don’t KNOW poor folks; so little time to talk to our kids; problems of the American Dream; impossibility of loving global neighbors as self; Rev. 15: Babylon consumer culture collapses, contrast of merchants and angels; use of sexual imagery; toward a new society; Papa Fest – People Against Poverty and Apathy – gathering with theological and hands-on workshops.
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Let’s Learn About RAMADAN, June 28 – July 27, 2014 – Life Standard: Learn from the World Community from Living More with Less
Why Are Danes So Happy? The Danes are considered to be the happiest people on Earth. Outwardly they don’t appear especially happy. That’s because their happiness is not a shallow veneer. It is an inner contentedness. And why? Largely because Denmark is a Socialist Democracy. They have little of the gross economic inequality that America has. They willingly pay high taxes and it really works. Copenhagen is on track to be the first carbon neutral capital by 2020! Why be concerned about happiness? One big reason would be that we Americans need to redefine happiness, away from consumerism toward contentedness. Why? Human civilization will go through immense trauma (some say extinction) by 2100. Let’s prepare ourselves, our children and grandchildren for the change now. Yes, we can mitigate some of the worst effects through simple, green living but we cannot reverse the inevitable through geo-engineering or magical, wishful thinking. (See my blog post Vision of the Future.)
Spring of Sustainability: Turning Crises into Creative Solutions // Summer of Peace: Transforming Conflict in Your Heart, Your Relationships and the World, a free online event, June 13 – September 21, both from The Shift Network and Sustainable World Coalition
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