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Institute for Peace and Justice

My guest on this month’s two SLW! podcast episodes is Susan Vogt. She has long-standing ties with the Institute for Peace and Justice and Parenting for Peace and Justice (IPJ-PPJ), St. Louis. Motto: We educate, so we can know more, care more, and do more. / Facebook

Also, check out the Lutheran Peace Fellowship, Seattle. / Site

I’ve supported the War Resisters League for years. The War Resisters League has been resisting war at home and war abroad since 1923. Today, as one of the leading radical voices in the antiwar movement, WRL challenges military recruitment and war profiteering, organizes nonviolent direct action, and offers on-the-ground tools to end the current war and all wars. / Facebook

Meet an elderly anti-recruitment volunteer I met on one of my speaking tours. (Scroll to Post #66.)

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For hard copies of Alternatives’ resources at nominal cost, contact ELCA Archives, 321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 * (847) 690-9410 * archives@elca.org

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*Treasury of Celebrations: published by Northstone, a division of Wood Lake Publications, BC, Canada, best known for its Seasons of the Spirit curriculum.

Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011. Simple Living Works! web site home page | Theme/Seasons Index. To learn more about SLW! – our MISSION, for example — please listen to our getting-acquainted episodes, especially #1 and 2We produce a half-hour podcast twice a month, hopefully educational and inspiring for you, your family and your congregation or group. We blog several times a week.

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If one thinks that divestment from fossil fuels is too political for simple livers, observe that personal and organizational divestment complies with two of the five Life Standards of Living More with Less, the classic that forms the basis for modern faith-based voluntary simplicity — “Do Justice!” and “Cherich the Natural Order.”

Global Divestment Day is actually two days, February 13 and 14. That weekend is a fruitful time for congregations to educate and advocate for divestment. Conveniently, that weekend coincides with Interfaith Power & Light‘s National Preach-In on Global Warming. I strongly encourage you to bring divestment and the net-zero vision to your congregation that weekend.

From Lutherans Restoring Creation

What does your faith tell you about the concept of Fossil Fuel Divestment? Please share these resources from Green Faith with your faith communities and join the cloud of witnesses on Feb 13/14th.

Image: Interfaith Power & Light

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Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

For hard copies of Alternatives’ resources at nominal cost, contact ELCA Archives, 321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 * (847) 690-9410 * archives@elca.org

We do not solicit or accept donations, nor do we sell anything. All our resources and services are free of charge. We’re an all-volunteer organization. Instead, we urge Alternative GivingGive away at least 25% of what you spent last year on all celebrations – Christmas, birthdays, etc. — to local, national and international causes.

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license.

*Treasury of Celebrations: published by Northstone, a division of Wood Lake Publications, BC, Canada, best known for its Seasons of the Spirit curriculum.

Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011. Simple Living Works! web site home page | Theme/Seasons Index. To learn more about SLW! – our MISSION, for example — please listen to our getting-acquainted episodes, especially #1 and 2We produce a half-hour podcast twice a month, hopefully educational and inspiring for you, your family and your congregation or group. We blog several times a week.


3-A552Who’s Risen from the Dead, Anyway? is an expanding, free collection of alternative resources for Lent/Holy/Week/Easter. (It gets its name, of course, from Alternatives’ best known annual resource for Advent/Christmas/Epiphany “Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?”)

This year it features ten lenten blogs by author, speaker, workshop leader Susan Vogt. Susan is also our interviewee on both episodes of SLW! Podcast this month. Get to know her in Part One. Part Two, released Feb. 15, focuses on alternative Lenten practices.

Contribute to Whose Risen from the Dead, Anyway? online. | Submission Guidelines

Part of my own lenten discipline this year is to be intentional about highlighting resources from “Who’s Risen?” on a daily basis through social media. If you’d like a gentle reminder, follow me on Twitter and Linked-In. The reminders will, appropriately, center around the Alternatives’ resources based on Liturgical Year B (Mark) — reflections, family activities and a daily calendar/journal.

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Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

For hard copies of Alternatives’ resources at nominal cost, contact ELCA Archives, 321 Bonnie Lane, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 * (847) 690-9410 * archives@elca.org

We do not solicit or accept donations, nor do we sell anything. All our resources and services are free of charge. We’re an all-volunteer organization. Instead, we urge Alternative GivingGive away at least 25% of what you spent last year on all celebrations – Christmas, birthdays, etc. — to local, national and international causes.

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license.

*Treasury of Celebrations: published by Northstone, a division of Wood Lake Publications, BC, Canada, best known for its Seasons of the Spirit curriculum.

Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011. Simple Living Works! web site home page | Theme/Seasons Index. To learn more about SLW! – our MISSION, for example — please listen to our getting-acquainted episodes, especially #1 and 2We produce a half-hour podcast twice a month, hopefully educational and inspiring for you, your family and your congregation or group. We blog several times a week.

BlessingTheHandsThatFeedUs

In stark contrast to the misuse of farmland to produce biofuels presented in the current episode of TheCommonGoodPodcast, Vicki Robin presents a vision of locally produced food and strong community in Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us About Food, Community, and Our Place on Earth.

Hear my interview with Vicki on the current Simple Living Works! Podcast.

With Joe Dominguez, Vicki Robin wrote one of the most enduring, influential books to have come from the sustainable living movement, Your Money or Your Life.

Vicki has blogged about the hyperlocavore eating experience with YES! Magazine.

“Vicki Robin has helped millions of Americans reshape their lives in sound and beautiful ways, but this may be her most important project yet –and a crucial one for our tired planet, too!” – Bill McKibben, 350.org.

“Vicki Robin is a national treasure – a source of wisdom and uncommon sense now directed at the most basic of basics: how and what we eat and how that connects to our health, prosperity, and prospects … The ten-mile diet should be national policy!” – David Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin

RELATED MATERIAL

::Ted Talk – Seattle – 14 minutes of heart, head and humor on Relational Eating

::Vicki’s website

::Book: Your Money or Your Life

::Blessing the Hands that Feed Us Facebook page

::Local Food Lab – restoring local food systems

Vicki’s touching personal story: Liberating Limits

Enjoy five foods killing the planet.

Tending the Concept of Urban Agriculture

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Episode Index: #1-3: Getting Acquainted | #4-5: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle | #6-11: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? | #12: Living More with Less UPDATED | #13: Let’s Get Ready for a Simpler Lent & Easter | #14: Simple Living 101 + Social Media BONUS | #15: author Cecile Andrews, Champion of Simplicity Circles and Community Conversation | #16: Rites of Passage, including Wedding Alternatives | #17: Vicki Robin, co-author of the best-seller Your Money or Your Life | #18: Not Ordinary Time: Eco-Justice Ministries

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Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

GRAPHIC: VickiRobin.com

We do not solicit or accept donations, nor do we sell anything. All our resources and services are free of charge. We’re an all-volunteer organization. Instead, we urge Alternative Giving. Give away 25% of what you spent last year on all celebrations – Christmas, birthdays, etc. — to local, national and international causes.

Copyright: Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-alike license.

*Treasury of Celebrations: published by Northstone, a division of Wood Lake Publications, BC, Canada, best known for its Seasons of the Spirit curriculum.

Through social media, we extend the mission and resources of the non-profit organization Alternatives, 1973-2011. Simple Living Works! web site home page | Theme/Seasons Index

To learn more about SLW! – our MISSION, for example — please listen to our getting-acquainted episodes, especially #1 and 2. We produce a half-hour podcast twice a month, hopefully educational and inspiring for you, your family and your congregation or group. We blog several times a week.

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Thinking toward Earth Day, April 22, I hope the following free media will inspire you as much as they do me!

  • Eco-Justice Ministry helps churches go green. You might like to subscribe to their weekly eNews.
  • SierraClubRadio.com is the Sierra Club’s excellent weekly podcast. (30 minutes)
  • Living on Earth, the radio show from Public Radio International. Check out their podcast or find the show on your local public radio station.
  • Earth Focus is a 30-minute environmental news magazine that puts a human face on environmental issues by featuring under-publicized stories about how environmental changes are affecting everyday people.
  • Enviro Close-Up is a 30-minute TV interview series that can also be found on Blip.TV.
  • 350.org is an international movement to stop the climate crisis. The best way to take part is by organizing in your community. Read “Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet” by Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org.
  • Watch MeetTheFarmerTV.com. Learn how you can support local food systems and benefit personally as well as enhancing your community and our environment. We will examine the special relationships that develop between the growers and the chefs and the consumers. By searching through the steps and the interactions of all the factors involved in bringing Food from the Farm to the Plate, we hope to show the deeper values and hidden benefits of supporting your local food systems.

EarthScore: Your Personal Environmental Audit & Guide

This book will make you aware of your connections to the Earth. Physically, we interact with the Earth in hundreds of different ways, most often indirectly through things we buy like food, consumer goods, and electricity—but also directly in acts such as driving and gardening. EarthScore takes you through a fun and educational exercise and tallies Impact Points, which assess one’s impact on the environment; counts Action Points, measuring positive contributions, and provides a score and rating on your own EarthScore chart. Used by many organizations and colleges.

Only $5 (including shipping). 48 pages, 8.5 × 11 with pullout EarthScore chart, paperback. To order a copy just e-mail your name and address to jdhowell@ix.netcom.com or write Jack Howell at Morning Sun Press, 1240 Quandt Road, Lafayette, CA 94549. Phone/fax (925) 932-1383. Visit Morning Sun Press for information on the book and solar cooking.

BONUS: Tips for simpler celebrations for the holidays and festivals in May-August.


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