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Seasons

  • Advent/Christmas/Epiphany
  • Lent/Easter
  • Other Seasons
  • Anytime/Non-Seasonal
  • Themes

  • Alternative Giving
  • Art
  • Audio
  • Games
  • Living More with Less
  • Music
  • Spanish
  • Video

  • Advent/Christmas/Epiphany

  • 10 puntas para una Navidad
  • 10 Tips for Christmas

  • Advent/Christmas Calendars
  • Alternative Christmas Festivals

  • ART // More ART
  • Article Index: Christmas

  • Bulletin Inserts are indexed in Articles by season.

  • Carols with Justice SING-ALONG VIDEO (complete playlist or individual segments on YouTube) | TEXT. Also see What Does Jesus Want for Christmas? (pageant) TEXT and AUDIO versions below.

  • Celebration Revolution of Alexander Scrooge Video Script and Leaders' Guide | VIDEO

  • Christmas Anthologies (selections from "A Christmas Reader," "A Christmas Collection" and "A Christmas Sampler")

  • Christmas AUDIO Sampler (selections): The Story of Jason (4:00) | Sing Justice! Do Justice!

  • Christmas Campaign Kit - elements also available on CD-ROM -- Simply the Best: Over 30 Years of Alternatives.

  • Christmas Packs

  • Consumo, Overlord of Overconsumption (skit) Also see 10 Tips above.

  • En Español

  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Video Script and Leaders' Guide | VIDEO

  • Let Jesus Come, Let Santa Go! AUDIO Workshop

  • Let's Get Off the Christmas Roller Coaster AUDIO (8:43) | SCRIPT
  • More-with-Less Christmas Radio Program Demo (:90)
    Selections from a series of thirty 90-second programs

  • Sing Justice! Do Justice! AUDIO & TEXT New Songs & Hymns to Familiar & New Tunes: Advent/Christmas

  • Spanish

  • Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes and Art for Simpler Living and Global Justice

  • Treasury of Celebrations
  • Unplug the Christmas Machine Workshop Leaders' Guide. AUDIO | TEXT

  • What Does Jesus Want for Christmas? (pageant) - PDF | TEXT | AUDIO. Also see Carols with Justice above.

  • Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? TEXT and some PDF. Also see Worship Alternatives below.
  • Whose Birthday? AUDIO 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007
  • Whose Birthday? Radio Program Demo (19:00 total) Selections from a series of six 28-minute programs.
  • Podcast: episodes 6-11, 32-35, 57-59, 80-83

  • Worship Alternatives: Sermons, Art, Litanies, Hymns, Prayers, etc.: Advent/Christmas/Epiphany

  • Lent/Easter

  • 10 Tips for Easter

  • Article Index: Easter

  • Bulletin Inserts are indexed in Articles by season.

  • En Español

  • Lenten Calendars and Guides

  • Sing Justice! Do Justice! New Songs & Hymns to Familiar & New Tunes: Lent/Easter

  • Spanish

  • Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes and Art for Simpler Living and Global Justice

  • Treasury of Celebrations
  • Who's Risen from the Dead, Anyway? A. Reflection/Activity Guides; B. Seders; C. Posters and 40-Day Calendars; D. Bulletin Inserts & Covers; E. Other (Also see Worship Alternatives below.)

  • Worship Alternatives: Sermons, Art, Litanies, Hymns, Prayers, etc. for Lent/Holy Week/Easter

  • Other Seasons

  • Article Index: Other Times of the Year

  • Bulletin Inserts are indexed in Articles by season.

  • Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes and Art for Simpler Living and Global Justice

  • To Celebrate (Jan-Feb) and (Mar-Apr)

  • Sing Justice! Do Justice! New Songs & Hymns to Familiar & New Tunes: Other Seasons

  • Treasury of Celebrations
  • Worship Alternatives: Sermons, Art, Litanies, Hymns, Prayers, etc. for Pentecost/Ordinary Time

  • Anytime/Non-Seasonal

  • 10 Tips for Celebrations

  • 2003 A Dome Odyssey VIDEO (excerpt in AV Archives) - Moving the Earth Dome to Sergeant Bluff.

  • Alternative Any Year Calendar

  • Alternative Quarterly Review / Reader

  • Annual Reports: 2012 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001

  • Article Index: Non-seasonal

  • Blogs
  • Break Forth Into Joy: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle VIDEO (excerpt in AV Archives / complete and four segments at YouTube). | Video Script and Leaders' Guide

  • Bulletin Inserts are indexed in Articles by season.

  • Clusters: Lifestyle Alternatives for Families & Singles

  • Featured Writers

  • Feedback Collected Customer Responses by year.
    1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2012 | 2013

  • The Good Life curriculcum

  • Guest Editorials

  • Living More with Less by Doris Janzen Longacre: 5 Life Standards of Voluntary Simplicity
  • Living Simply and Loving It! AUDIO

  • News Releases

  • Current Newsletters
  • Retired Newsletters (no longer produced)
  • Nuestra Boda (Wedding Alternatives)

  • Podcasts
  • Simple Living Struggles & Solutions / Simple Living Works! VIDEO (complete or in segments on YouTube). | Video Script and Leaders' Guide

  • Simple Living 101: Toolbook for Activists

  • Simply Delicious: Quantity Cooking for Churches

  • Simply Enough: Straight Talk from Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne on Simple, Just Living
    DETAILS - Bonus segments, photos, endorsements, discussion helps, promotion items!
    DVD now re-issued by World Vision Canada as Choose Justice, available at The Simple Way.org
    Tony and Shane's DVD Project - Tony Campolo, Shane Claiborne and Gerald Iversen talk about the upcoming project.

  • Sing Justice! Do Justice! New Songs & Hymns to Familiar & New Tunes: Various Themes

  • Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes and Art for Simpler Living and Global Justice

  • Surveys: 2002 | Report 2002 | 2003 | Report 2003 | 2004 | Report 2004 |

  • Those Who Speak for God: Household Studies on the Minor Prophets

  • Treasury of Celebrations
  • Voluntary Simplicity Study/Action Guide

  • Wedding Alternatives (Also available in Spanish - Nuestra Boda.

  • Worship Alternatives: Sermons, Art, Litanies, Hymns, Prayers, etc. - Other/Hunger

  • Art

  • Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes and ART for Simpler Living and Global Justice

  • Worship Alternatives: Sermons, ART, Litanies, Hymns, Prayers, etc. - Other/Hunger

  • Music

  • Carols with Justice SING-ALONG VIDEO (complete playlist or individual segments on YouTube) | TEXT.

  • The Good Life curriculum

  • Sing Justice! Do Justice! AUDIO & TEXT New Songs & Hymns to Familiar & New Tunes

  • Stories and Songs of Simple Living (selections)

  • Music for Simply Enough DVD

  • New Words for 'Simple Gifts' (Shaker Tune)

  • Alternative Giving

  • NEW - Alternative Giving Year 'Round

  • Alternative Giving: What Jesus Wants for Christmas [list of charities with contact information]

  • Alternative Giving by Cyndi Jones | Whose Birthday? | #17

  • Alternative Giving by Nancy Matthews | Whose Birthday? | #16

  • The Joy of Alternative Giving | Mark L. Yackel-Juleen | Whose Birthday? |#5

  • "Gifts of Peace" Guidelines for Alternative Giving | Christmas Pack | Gifts of Peace

  • "What Can I Give. . . Give My Heart" Guidelines for Alternative Giving | Whose Birthday? | #17

  • Guidelines for Alternative Giving | Whose Birthday? | #6

  • Guidelines for Alternative Giving | Whose Birthday? | #2

  • Guidelines for Alternative Giving | Whose Birthday? | #1

  • Guidelines for Alternative Giving. | Christmas Pack | Reclaiming Christmas

  • Guidelines for Alternative Giving. | Christmas Pack | A Simple Christmas

  • Guidelines for Alternative Giving I | Christmas Pack | Reaching Out to Others

  • Guidelines for Alternative Giving II | Christmas Pack | Preparing to Celebrate the Birth of Christ

  • Games

    Cooperative, non-competitive games nurture relationships. Try story-telling games, such as 'The Christmas Game I,' 'The Christmas Game II,' 'The Anytime Game,' Lifestories: a fun board game of telling tales; Futurestories; and Conversation Pieces: Parents, Kids and Other Animals.

    Non-competitive, communications games with your family, such as Everyone Wins: Cooperative Games and Activities.


    Page updated 20 Sept. 2016

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