"After a human disaster like September 11, we all have a chance to reassess many aspects of our lives -- our Lenten disciplines, our connection with Earth, our overconsumption, our relationships with other peoples."
"A Time to Reassess" for Lent and Easter
"A Time to Reassess," a 40-day guide for Lent, and other resources for Lent and Easter are available from Simple Living Works! successor to Alternatives. The guide contains daily thoughts from Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday or for some other 40 day period. The guide can be used by individuals, families and other small groups.
The text of the guide is also available at SimpleLivingWorks.org >> Archives >> Lent.
The guide is adapted from a new collection of the best of Alternatives' work for the past 30 years.
For a copy of "10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Easter," visit SimpleLivingWorks.org >> Archives >> 10 Tips.
In the style of it's most widely read resource - "Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?" for Advent and Christmas - Alternatives has issued an expandable collection of past materials for Lent and Easter called Who's Risen from the Dead, Anyway?
It contains six sets of reflections on the Gospel lessons for Lent and Easter (covering all three liturgical cycles), each with activities. Also, Passover and Easter Seders and a generous variety of bulletin inserts, posters and 40-day calendars.
Other resources produced by Alternatives include: "Wedding Alternatives:
A Guide to Planning Out-of-the-Ordinary Celebrations," in English (with a supplement) and Spanish, the award-winning
video "Break Forth into Joy!: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle," "Treasury of
Celebrations," which helps create celebrations that truly reflect your values
and don't cost the Earth; "Simple Living 101," a Toolbook for activists shy
or bold; and most recently, "Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes & Art for Simpler
Living and Global Justice." All these are available free of charge at SimpleLivingWorks.org >> Archives.
The collection "Sing Justice! Do Justice!" contains some new hymns appropriate for the Lent and Easter season.
Simple Living Works! continues Alternatives' mission of "equipping people of faith to challenge consumerism, live justly, and celebrate responsibly."
Editors: For more information, contact Gerald Iversen.
- If you would like to REPRINT any Lenten guide, do so under the Creative Commons attribution, non-commercial, share-and-share-alike license.
- Media releases and many feature articles are available at SimpleLivingWorks.org. Click About Us >> News, and Archives >> Articles.
- For "10 Tips for a Simpler, More Meaningful Easter" go to SimpleLivingWorks.org >> Archives >> 10 Tips.
This page last updated 2 October 2013 (originally 27 February 2003)
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