Resources that follow are intended to help break down the barriers for change by helping one understand:
- The myths about our global economy.
- Our individual and collective impacts on people and our planet.
- Pathways for change.
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Heinberg, Richard. 2011. The End of Growth, Adapting to Our New Economic Reality. New Society Publishers
Hopkins, Rob. 2013. The Power of Just Doing Stuff: How Local Acton Can Change the World. Green Books LTD.
Jackson, Tim. 2009. Prosperity Without Growth, Economics for a Finite Planet. Earthscan.
McFague, Sallie. 2001. Life Abundant: Rethinking Theology and Economy for a Planet in Peril. Fortress Press.
McFague, Sallie. 2008. A New Climate for Theology: God, the World, and Global Warming. Fortress Press.
Peters, Rebecca Todd. 2004. In Search of the Good Life: The Ethics of Globalization. New York.
Russell, Jean M. 2013. Thrivability: Breaking Through to a World That Works. Triarchy Press.
Van Ham, Lee. 2013. Blinded by Progress, Breaking Out of the Illusion that Holds Us. OneEarth Publishing.
Inviting Abundance to Shape Our Congregation’s Practices.
2004. Lee Van Ham, Jubilee Economics Ministries.
Some congregations have a gnawing feeling that they, as an institution, need to look different and be different from the institutions of the prevailing culture. But how? We know that buildings, organizational structures, and symbols speak. But what are ours saying? Are we mimicking the culture even though we are told explicitly not to conform to the system? What is transforming about who we are and what we say to the surrounding culture? This self-assessment can help a congregation address these very important questions.
Living Planet Report. 2012. World Wildlife Federation
The Living Planet Report is the world’s leading, science-based analysis on the health of our only planet and the impact of human activity.
Portfolio Prophet$: Investing in a Jubilee Economy. 2004. Lee Van Ham, Jubilee Economics Ministries.
For most people, how we bank, save, and invest money proclaims the gospel of the Dominant Financial Culture. Accumulate! Maximize profits! These values drown out consideration of sustainability, the environment, and cries for fairness from the lowest paid workers in the production process. Because “money talks,” we fool ourselves if we pretend that our portfolios are silent. Once we stop to listen to what our portfolios are saying, many of us become aware of a contradiction between what we pray for and what our investments work for.