Plenty! New resource on the economic drivers of the environmental crisis – launched 24 June

By May 17, 2021 Blog

Plenty! is a small group discussion resource for churches on the economic drivers of the current ecological crises. It may be new to you, or those familiar with Joy in Enough may have had a chance to join in with the piloting, either online or in person.

You can join the launch event for the resource on 24 June at 7pm. The evening will include key-note speaker Eve Poole, theologian and author of Buying God, a panel discussion, and a presentation on Plenty! and its themes. You can sign up now to attend the launch through Eventbrite.

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 will be available for downloading from the Joy in Enough website, from the 24th of June.