Theology of Enough: “Just” Consumption

A Theology of “Enough”: “Just” Consumption

First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville
219 W. Maple Avenue
Libertyville, Illinois

Consumerism

What does our faith tradition tell us about consumerism?

People of faith value God’s gift of clean air, clean water and healthy fields and forests — all of which sustain us.  But today, our planet is in trouble.  We are using our resources at a rate much faster than they can be replaced.  Unsustainable consumption results in deforestation, depletion of our ocean’s fisheries, the loss of biodiversity, increased air and water pollution and climate change from a growing reliance on fossil fuels.

Our patterns of consumption are clearly not sustainable, nor are they just.  But what IS sustainable?  What IS “enough”?  What is just?  What can we do as individuals or households to lessen the impacts of our lifestyles, while living satisfying and fulfilling lives?

For more information, contact Pam or Lan Richart at:  773-556-3417, or email us at: ejc@ecojusticecollaborative.org

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