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The Common Good Podcast Ep. 92: For Black History Month, author of the new “Light, Bright, Damn Near White: Stories and Reflections of a Multi-Racial Black Man’s Battle with Racism in America” on the power of white in a multi-color humanity
The person we interview in this episode has written a powerful book that we hope you’ll consider your assigned reading for February, Black History Month. After you listen to Richard Lawrence, you’ll want to read his story in the newly released, “Light, Bright, Damn Near White.”
The power of white affects so many actions and policies. With racist meanness in the news frequently, Richard Lawrence really helps us think about how we have been favored or oppressed by whiteness.
As a campus minister when Selma rocketed into national news, Richard traveled there with students. Later he served a congregation on Chicago’s southside from which he worked with Operation P.U.S.H (Jesse Jackson) and headed a project that attracted Martin Luther King, Jr., to join in a strategic demonstration. More recently, Richard has worked tirelessly on affordable housing. His entire life has been dedicated to the work of social justice. Having recently become part of the San Diego Jubilee Circle, he works for ecological and economic justice that aims for nothing less than living within the limits of our one planet.
Scheduled for mid-February is Richard Heinberg of the Post-Carbon Institute. Future episodes of Simpler OneEarth Living feature educator and author Mark Burch; Don Hall of Transitions USA; and Susan Taylor of Just Financial Advisors on her new book “What About Our Money.”
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*Simpler Formats for 2018–SLW! Weekly Digest will be discontinued and the SLW! Podcast will be reduced to one episode per month, issued on the 15th. The complete SLW! Monthly Digest on the SLW! site will continue to feature the latest posts from colleague organizations and will be updated weekly. Simpler Living Weekly Nudge will feature offerings from SLW! It comes as your free subscription to SLW! Blog. The Daily Nudge comes by email (send NUDGE to SimpleLivingworks@yahoo.com) or by Twitter @GeraldIversen. Choose the options that work for you.
Subscribers to Simple Living Works! (SLW!) Podcast will receive The Common Good Podcast (TCGP)–which I produce and co-host–on the 1st of the month. Likewise, subscribers to TCGP will receive SLW! Podcast on the 15th as a BONUS. So, SLW! Podcast subscribers will continue to receive two episodes per month. This makes good sense since the missions of both SLW! and Jubilee OneEarth Economics are so complementary and the two work together closely. For example, I blog on the Jubilee site at CasaJubileo.org occasionally. Your comments on these changes are welcome.
Ep. 108: Renowned Biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann on Abundance + More
W.B.’s Website, including Biography and Resources (books, articles, blog, audio, video, speaking engagements)
In this episode–Celebrating Abundance; Gift and Task: A Year of Daily Reflections and Devotions; A Way Other Than Our Own: Devotions for Lent; and Rebuilding the Foundations: Social Relationships in Ancient Scripture and Contemporary Culture (with John Brueggemann)
W.B.’s Biblical Reflections for “Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?” #1. // W.B.’s Foreword to Alternatives’ collection of new hymns Sing Justice! Do Justice! // SLW! Ep. #69–Sabbath as Resistance: Saying NO to the Culture of NOW [5/15/16] // Money and Possessions: SLW! Ep. #84: Six Theses [1/1/17] // #85: brief Biblical survey [1/15/17]
1st-of-Jan.-Bonus: Derek and Nancy Casady of The Climate Mobilization Confront Climate Crises
Earth’s climate and livability are the biggest issue before us in 2018! That’s why our first episode of the year brings you the articulate voices of Nancy and Derek Casady. Listeners, you’ll hear their stories of why, after all the great experiences of their lives to date, they are now ardently devoted to mobilizing more of us to reverse climate change—still doable, but only if we mobilize like the Allied Powers did in WWII. Hence the name Climate Mobilization. Why should war mobilize us more fervently than working against aggressive powers destroying Earth’s livability?
Vision of the Future (Jerry’s classic blog)
The Simpler Living Daily NUDGE
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Jubilee Economics / The OneEarth Project colleague Lee Van Ham’s books Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us and From Ego to Eden: Our Heroic Journey to Keep Earth Livable, both part of The OneEarth Project. Also, hear The Common Good Podcast, which I co-host and produce. || NEW three minute film: Ecology and Economics—Colleagues, Not Rivals || Conversation about The OneEarth Project and the book, Blinded by Progress: Breaking Out of the Illusion That Holds Us, by Lee Van Ham, including TheCommonGoodPodcast.com, episode 42 || Lee’s Slide Show || Lee’s new blog series Jubilee Is Bigger Than We’d Thought: Permeates Scripture, Addresses Today’s Crises
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