The New Materialism
The New Materialism – How our relationship with the material world can change for the better
Booklet by Andrew Simms and Ruth Potts
The new materialism has been quietly developing for decades. Instead of a ‘throwaway’ society, we know we should move to one in which value is created with more of a ‘closed-loop’ of material use in which we repair, reduce, reuse, and recycle. It is already widely promoted by the Transition Movement and annual ‘Buy Nothing’ days. The New Materialism can advance the transition to an economy that supports, rather than undermines, meaningful and healthy lives for all.
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European Christian Environmental Network
Care for creation, commitment to justice and the option for the poor have guided the ecumenical concern on climate change. Read more about the climate change, theology, ethics, spirituality and advocacy on the website of ECEN, the European Christian Environmental Network.
Films encouraging Christian environmental responsibility
See Mary Colwell’s blog and three short films encouraging Christian environmental responsibility ‘Nurture in his name’ – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIi73tMV-Do
18-20 October CEL weekend retreat at Noddfa, North Wales. http://www.greenchristian.org.uk/archives/4674
Operation Noah’s annual supporters’ meeting is in London on 13 July and Operation Noah’s 2013 Annual Lecture this Autumn will host Bill McKibben of the excellent Climate Change campaigning website 350.org.See the ON website for details
The 2013 Environment Pack from A Rocha is an ecumenical resource for churches to celebrate their local area and to seek ways to be involved in caring for it. The pack can be used on Environment Sunday 9th June, during Time for Creation (1 September – 4 October), or any suitable date.
Download from www.arocha.org/resources, or phone 01387 710286.
Creation Time 2013
Creation Time in 2013 will run from 1 Sept to 4 Oct . CTBI materials can be accessed at:
http://www.ctbi.org.uk/295 2013 resources will be up there soon.
The NJPN Conference 2013 will focus on ‘Breaking open the Word – a call to faith in action’. It will be led by Megan McKenna (www.meganmckenna.com). There will be several environment-themed workshops. Booking form at: http://www.justice-and-peace.org.uk/documents/CONF2013BookingFormpdf.pdf