‘It is not consumerism’s interest ever to make us feel satisfied’.
‘We need to switch our attention and build virtue back into our lives’.
‘Plenty! helps us wean ourselves off consumption and onto God’
So said writer and speaker Eve Poole, at the launch of Plenty!, new six-week small group discussion resource for churches on the economic drivers of climate change and biodiversity loss.
Plenty! can be run online via Zoom, or face to face. Each session is 75 minutes and is led by a facilitator with short pre-reading for participants. Sessions begin with a short video clip and is followed by questions for discussion. The themes for the sessions are:
- Plenty! – Inequality.
- Just can’t get enough – Consumerism and advertising
- Growing pains – The growth imperative and debt
- God is in business – Economic justice
- Running out of planet – The climate emergency
- Joy in Enough – Towards sustainability and wellbeing
The 6 sessions engage with the social, psychological and theological implications of the current economic system – including the idea that economic growth is essential to human flourishing – and its impact on the environmental crisis we are facing. Participants are encouraged to envision other, better ways of living together well.
All the Plenty! materials are available for downloading from the Joy in Enough website, from the 24th of June.