What the environmental justice movement owes Martin Luther King Jr

From our Simpler Living MinistryNext week as we remember the life and work of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and his pivotal influence on so many social justice issues, please read this Grist magazine article that pays tribute to his enormous impact on environmental justice activism. Click Here for the article These words remind us that Creation … READ MORE…

Living the Change

From our Simpler Living Ministry GreenFaith, the global climate justice organization that brought us Faiths 4 Climate Justice, invites us to step up our walk as we talk about the climate emergency. While individual behavior change by itself can’t save the planet – massive corporations, uncooperative governments, and greedy banks impede progress on climate justice … READ MORE…

A Christmas Prayer From Simpler Living

Generous God, you have bestowed on us grace upon grace through our Savior Jesus Christ. We have been created to live in mutual interdependence with all creatures on your beloved earth. Show us how to live sustainably so that all beings are able to live with sufficiency.From Web of Creation https://www.webofcreation.org/  Take action: As we celebrate God’s … READ MORE…

This week, Green Your Meal!

From our Simpler Living Ministry This past year, Simpler Living has shared some of the Creation Justice Ministries52 Ways to Care for Creation, one for each week of the year. Week 51 (we’re almost there!) is Plan a Green Meal. The idea is to cook a one-pot meal using produce from your local farmers market (or a farm … READ MORE…

Simpler Living: A Prayer for the Season

Prayer: God of light, the daylight shortens as the winter solstice approaches. We await the coming of the Savior whose light will never darken. Grant us during this Advent and winter nourishing rains and peaceful snowfalls to replenish the earth’s aquifers, lakes and rivers. Restore the land so it will produce bountiful harvests for all … READ MORE…

We’re Not Buying It! And a prayer for all seasons

In a strange way, our culture of acquisition provides us with a helpful red (or shall we say black) flag to consider living more simply in this climate emergency. We are all aware of stores that decorate for Christmas even before Halloween.  Then there’s the ubiquitous Black Friday “holiday.”  Here’s an article that reminds us … READ MORE…

Simpler Living: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is an obvious (though hardly the only) time to offer our gratitude to the Creator for all we have been given.  In the book Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, a chapter on gratitude includes the Thanksgiving Address with which some Indigenous children begin and end their school week.  The Thanksgiving Address is also used to open social … READ MORE…

Sacred Ground in Action Town Hall (SGIA): Kumeyaay Voices

Sunday, November 14, 6 pm, On Zoom As we observe Indigenous People’s Month, Sacred Ground in Action and Simpler Living are collaborating on activities to cultivate greater awareness of our country’s treatment of indigenous people, with an emphasis on the Kumeyaay Nation. Recognizing that we worship on unceded Kumeyaay land, we are exploring avenues to create … READ MORE…

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