Young Activist Minimalist Team–SLW! eNews
Posted June 5, 2015on:
Simple Living Works! eNews
#45, June, 2015
Jared Brock is the author of A Year of Living Prayerfully, and the co-founder of Hope for the Sold, an abolitionist charity that fights human trafficking. Jared is happily married to his best friend, Michelle, with whom he is the co-director and co-producer of Red Light Green Light. Together they have traveled to over 40 countries and have spoken in over 100 cities around North America. Jared’s writing has appeared in Huffington Post, Converge, Esquire, and Relevant Magazine, and he writes regularly at JaredBrock.com.
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- Alternatives’ legacy audio recording Living Simply and Loving It! was made to accompany Simple Living 101: Tools for Activists Shy or Bold. | Similar TEXT Version | Gerald Iversen | Then we made the video Simple Living Struggles and Solutions, which is based on the same concepts but includes many different examples. See it as Simple Living Works! on YouTube. Parts 1 & 2 below link to the newly-produced podcast episodes. Segments 1-5 go to the original recordings (without notes). MENTION links go to the free resources referenced on the SLW! site.PART 1 – Episode 44
- Segment 1: Introduction
- Segment 2: Five Life Standards of Voluntary Simplicity – Cherish the Natural Order, Do Justice
- MENTIONS: Living More with Less
- Segment 3: Life Standards – Learn from the World Community, Nurture People, Non-Conform Freely
- Segment 4: Mission — MENTIONS: Prophetic Messages // Community Cookbooks // TV Turn Off Week // Buy Nothing Day // Justin Lewis: Media and Consumer Capitalism // Media Literacy // 12 Steps to a Simpler Life // Giving Ourselves 10 Years to Retire // Alternative Giving // Alternate Market, Workshop, Festival // SLOW Down // Simplicity Forum // Take Back Your Time // Let’s Talk About Christmas worksheet // Gratitude Card
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- In the Steps of St. Paul -Rita and I had the pleasure of traveling to Greece (and a bit of Turkey) this spring. We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. . . about five years late. Two new grandchildren kept changing our plans! We visited the sites where St. Paul planted early Christian churches, and for whom epistles in the New Testament are named – Thessaloniki, Philippi, Corinth, Ephesus.
A main incentive of such a tour for Simple Livers is the Life Standard “Learn from the World Community.” Other ways to learn are through Fair Trade, food and music. The five Life Standards of Living More with Less sometimes require trade-offs. Such a trip rubs up against “Cherish the Natural Order,” because they tend to be environmentally stressful, and against “Do Justice!”
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IMAGE: Jared and Michelle Brock on tour
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