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Living More With Less – A Nonviolent Alternative To Empire

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

“Living More With Less – A Nonviolent Alternative To Empire”

It is easy to be overwhelmed by the daily news cycle of war, political corruption, ecological destruction and to feel as individuals there is nothing we can do about it. Big corporations and the empires they support have won! But as Wendell Berry recommends in his wonderful poem Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front, “…every day do something that won’t compute.”

There are alternative nonviolent ways to live. Doris Janzen Longacre, a church relief worker in the early 1970’s, compiled a book named the More With Less Cookbook that has now sold nearly two million copies worldwide.  In Longacre’s introduction, she begins by establishing that our actions on behalf of the world’s needs are as important as feeding our own families. To have a positive effect on the world, she outlines the following five principles: (1) do justice, (2) learn from the global community, (3) cherish the natural order, (4) nurture people, and (5) nonconform freely.

This workshop is presented by the AAANZ (Anabaptist Association of Australia and New Zealand) and Wellspring Community. Presenters: Mark and Mary Hurst. We will explore these principles in our workshop and hear from others about their experiences.



September 18
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm