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Joy in Enough.
Posts below include Analysis, Reports of outside conferences, useful JiE Resources and our own JiE conference reports from the newest to the oldest.
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Thoughts: On localisation

Developing a Deeper Understanding of Localisation

Localisation is pretty central to the Joy in Enough message.  Not just because it reduces travel demand and the carbon emissions arising from global trade and tourism. Not just because it supports local food production. Not just because it supports ‘buying local’ and the promotion of local industries and services (including and the renovation and re-use services). 

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Posted in Analysis

Sermon Luke 12: 32- 40 A sermon for Joy in Enough – Good News for the “anxious middle”

It is often said that the gospel has a bias to the poor but reading Luke 12:32-40   alongside Luke 12:13-21 what I detect is good news for the anxious middle. Those who have something to sell but are worried about the value of what they have to sell,

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Posted in JiEResources, Sermons

Prosperity without growth: inspiration rewarded

Professor Tim Jackson has been awarded the 2016 Hillary Laureate for his widely respected work as an ecological economist at the University of Surrey.

Just before Christmas Professor Tim Jackson of the University of Surrey was presented with the 2016 Hillary Laureate.

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Posted in JiE, JiEReports

Stop the Solar Tax Hike!

Green Christian has joined the campaign to “Stop the Solar Tax Hike”. We are one of over 160 NGOs, schools, academics, energy providers and public institutions who have signed a letter asking the Chancellor to stop the proposed rise in business rates for solar panels.

Smaller companies and public sector organisations such as state schools and hospitals could face a six- to eightfold increase in the tax.

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Posted in Analysis, Climate Change, Economics, Energy

Report on Brexit Workshop at GC AMM

Andrew Norman, a CofE minister in Guidlford attended GC Annual Members Meeting and Workshop on Brexit on November 5th 2016. He writes:


Following the business, Paul Bodenham introduced a workshop in which we considered the aftermath of Brexit. What did we think a ‘good Brexit’ would look like?

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Posted in JiE

Enough is Plenty – Reclaiming the Common Good

Report on an event at the Agápē Centre (South Belfast Methodists), 24 September 2016

Tony Weekes, South Belfast Quaker Meeting

‘Enough is Plenty’ is the title of an event which took place at the Agápē Centre (South Belfast Methodists) on the afternoon of Saturday 24 September.

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Posted in JiEReports

A sermon on an economy of grace

A sermon on the economy of grace. Luke 7 verse 1  and 7-14 (Stratford on Avon MC August 28th 2016)


This teaching about the marriage feast or the banquet seems to fall quite neatly into two parts.

In the first part Jesus seems to give some rather shrewd advice.

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Posted in JiEResources, Sermons

Towards an annotated booklist for JiE economics section

An annotated booklist for Joy in Enough Economics section

I’ve divided this into sections. Obviously this is a personal list. Others might include different titles.

The Crisis (meaning the financial crisis of 2008)

The Shifts and the Shocks – what we’ve learned and still have to learn by Martin Wolf.

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Posted in JiEResources

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