Current Media Releases

Fall, 2015

Annual 'Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?' Offered in Multiple Free Formats

The classic Advent/Christmas resource 'Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?' is available in multiple formats in 2015 to meet your personal, family and community needs.

'WHOSE Birthday?' #27 is a new, free online collection containing
'Xmas Gift Equation' and 'Priceless Gifts' by Susan Vogt
'Saving Forgetful Old St. Nick' and 'O Holy Night at the Clothes Closet' by Melodie Davis
'Advent Devotions' by Bob Sitze
'Putting Herod Back Into Christmas' by Joy Carroll Wallis

A legacy 'Whose Birthday?' is a multi-part SLW! podcast series in Nov.-Dec. It can also be used as text or audio. It's calendar matches the lectionary cycle (C). It features well-known preacher and national leader Louis Lotz, author Meg Cox and others.

You're welcome to contribute to our most widely-read resource. All past editions are still available on the SLW! site. The articles are carefully indexed. The current edition will be updated as new material arrives, so send ideas and items anytime. Prepare something now while it's really on your mind. Submission Guidelines

Yes, you can have our own customized, DIY Whose Birthday? SLW! provides tips to CREATE, PRODUCE, DISTRIBUTE and PROMOTE your do-it-yourself version.

Make it provocative, humorous, serious or a combination, in your way to advance SLW! mission: 'equipping people of faith to challenge consumerism, live justly and celebrate responsibly.'

Read past editions in the archives. Some also come in audio/spoken word format. Some come in Spanish.

Simple Living Works! is extending the spirit of faith-based voluntary simple living through social media.

Simple Living Works! [SLW!] promotes the same mission as Alternatives, its predecessor: Equipping people of faith to challenge consumerism, live justly and celebrate responsibly. SLW! serves everyone.

It continues to be guided by the Five Life Standards of 'Living More with Less,' the classic by Doris Janzen Longeacre.

Simple Living Works! 30 minute free podcast is posted twice a month. Listen at SimpleLivingWorks.org (window #3). Subscribe through iTunes or Stitcher or your favorite podcast service.

The Simple Living Works! free blog is posted weekly at SimpleLivingWorks.WordPress.com or at SimpleLivingWorks.org window #2.

SLW! is an all-volunteer educational organization directed by Gerald Iversen, the National Coordinator of Alternatives, 1995-2007. SLW! sells nothing and solicits and accepts no cash donations. Iversen offers free coaching for simple living groups on the internet.

SLW! maintains Alternatives' Archives of hundreds of free educational and inspirational resources -- text, audio and video -- for children and adults, for seasonal and year-round use.

SLW! also collaborates with Jubilee Economics Ministries (JEM) - Jubilee-Economics.org - to produce a weekly blog and a monthly podcast at TheCommonGoodPodcast.com.

"All our services and resources are free of charge on the internet. We print nothing on paper," said Iversen, the Chief Activist of SLW!

SLW! also produces a free monthly eNewsletter. Subscribe at SimpleLivingWorks@Yahoo.com. Alternatives' numerous videos have been up-dated at YouTube.com/SimpleLivingWorks.

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Editors: For more information, contact Gerald Iversen at SimpleLivingWorks@Yahoo.com.

You may REPRINT excerpts without further permission. You may REPRINT complete resources or articles on a not-for-profit basis under the Creative Commons non-commercial attribution share-and-share-alike license. NOTE: All Alternatives' current media releases are available for easy downloading at SimpleLivingWorks.org. Click on ABOUT US >> NEWS.

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This page last updated 12 Nov. 2015

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