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Analysis and Comment on Joy in Enough

BUILDING Joy in Enough

What is Joy in Enough (JiE) really all about?  What in practice are we trying to do?  And how do we differ from many other organisations, Christian and secular, with somewhat similar aims?  These are questions we are frequently asked – and indeed that we ask ourselves in the thirty-strong JiE ‘College’ – the group of people who are offering us specialist help in developing this programme.

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Posted in Analysis


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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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


Learning from the EU referendum

Introduction
I expect most GC members and supporters felt the same sense of shock that I did on the morning of Friday June 24th, as we listened to the radio or TV announcer: ‘the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union’. The EU that has brought us progressive employment,

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Enough – An Essay from John Smith

Enough
October 2013
John Smith
We cannot be what God wants us to be without caring for the Earth.

At a time when our society is moving from an age of prosperity (or excess) to an age of austerity (or sustainability),

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Posted in Analysis, Climate Change


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