“Your life is not made up of the things you own,” Jesus tells us, as reported in Luke 12:15. Jesus knew that the abundance of our possessions is no way … Continue reading Why our possessions possess us
In this guest post, theologian, author and speaker Eve Poole shares a summary of her book Buying God: Consumerism and Theology. Buying God unites theoretical work on theology, capitalism and … Continue reading Buying God: Eve Poole on theology and consumerism
How putting wellbeing first would help sustain life on Earth – a guest post from Teresa Belton, author of Happier People, healthier planet. Happier People Healthier Planet addresses the diametrically opposed … Continue reading Happier people, healthier planet
Jeremy Williams, author and content editor for Joy in Enough, introduces his book The Economics of Arrival. The ‘global race’ was a favourite phrase of David Cameron while Prime Minister. … Continue reading What if development has a destination?
Throwaway culture is one of the more frustrating aspects of consumerism. It’s wasteful of resources and obviously bad for the environment, but it serves us badly too. We have to … Continue reading A life less throwaway
A book review and reflection on how we consume, by Julia Kendal. Julia is a social justice advocate for the international development agency, Tearfund. She is also a writer, a regular … Continue reading Bread, Wine, Chocolate
The Club of Rome is best known for its 1972 report The Limits to Growth. It has not sustained the high profile that it had in the wake of that … Continue reading Come on! A new report from the Club of Rome