Simple Living Works! Podcast, like the other SLW! media, exists to extend the spirit and mission of Alternatives and to offer Alternatives’ educational and inspirational resources for free in new, useful and meaningful ways, all under the Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-and-share-alike  license.

Also, in the spirit of collaboration, we will promote other organizations, blogs, podcasts, books, videos and other educational and inspirational media. All services are free. We neither solicit nor accept cash donations.

Simple Living Works! extends the mission of Alternatives: to equip people of faith to challenge consumerism, live justly and celebrate responsibly.

Alternatives started in 1973 as a protest against the commercialization of Christmas, our focus is on encouraging celebrations that reflect conscientious ways of living.

Throughout our 40-year history, we have led the movement to live more simply and faithfully. We have developed many different resources, organized an annual Christmas Campaign (Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?), held the Christmas Gift Contest, led numerous workshops, and reached countless people with the message of simple, responsible living.

You can help us challenge the way our consumer society continues to usurp our holy days and to exploit people and the environment. With your help, more and more people can experience the joy that comes from celebrating and living in ways that affirm all.

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Contact us at Podcast AT SimpleLivingWorks DOT org (or our previous and still active SimpleLivingWorks AT yahoo DOT com and SimpleLivingWorks2 AT gmail DOT com).

Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief Activist


Music: “Simple Gifts,” public domain. Arrangement ©Rouse House, ASCAP. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Performed by Earth Mama®  on “Love Large” CD available at www.earthmama.org  Joyce Rouse, vocals; Catherine Marx, keyboard; Jim Hoke, harmonica. NEW CD – A Sense of Place

Music: “Live Simply So Others May Simply Live” from “Step Lightly on the Earth” CD by John Pitney. Used by permission. Music, Videos, Sermons at “Keeping the Garden” – JohnPitney.org.

Cover Art: “Peter’s Dancing Person” (also known as “Dancing with Spirit”) by Peter Yuichi Clark in Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes & Art – 3c. Celebrating #3A-305; and in Worship Alternatives: Items: Other/Hunger #353. Used by permission of Seeds of Hope – SeedsPublishers.org.

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