Riders on the Storm: The Climate Crisis and the Survival of Being is the new book from Alastair McIntosh, Quaker author and activist. The book provides an overview of the … Continue reading Consumerism and the cycles of grace
At Joy in Enough, we have tended to take a dim view of consumerism – the pursuit of identity and satisfaction through material goods. It is a driver of environmental … Continue reading When consumerism is a force for good
There appears to be a widespread consensus that many consumer goods do not last as long as in the past. Tim Cooper investigates throwaway culture and how we can encourage longevity.
The fashion industry has accelerated in recent years. There was a time when clothing brands had seasonal ranges, and launched new products three or four times a year. Some high … Continue reading How can clothing companies encourage re-use?
“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
John Daniels contributes to our discussion of consumerism, arguing that it is an indicator of a bigger issue. In his recent post on the topic, Tony does us a great … Continue reading Consumerism is a symptom of a deeper problem
Tony Emerson considers consumerism and what role Joy in Enough might play. “Consumerism”, according to its Wikipedia definition, “is a social and economic order that encourages the acquisition of goods … Continue reading Ve have vays of making you buy
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
Christmas is a time of generosity, a time to remember God’s good gifts to us, and to express our love for each other through giving. It’s also a time of … Continue reading Christmas, consumerism, and the power of giving
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
Hilary Blake, Development Officer for Joy in Enough, considers how our acceptance of limits depends on relationships and trust: In May I went with my family to the Lake District … Continue reading Learning to live with limits
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