Sowing Seeds of Sustainability

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Microlending in rural areas restores more than just financial stability By Bob Morikawa Flourish Magazine, Fall 2009 Haitian farmers, desperate for both healthy land and money to support their families, have a common saying about the choice … [Read more...]

The Eden Project: A Work of Ecological Redemption

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At first glance the Eden Project in Cornwall England looks like it would be more comfortably be at home on Mars rather than the quiet English countryside, but it is entirely earthly. The Eden Project began in 2001 in an old clay pit that looked … [Read more...]

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy

Ever wonder where your t-shirt came from? If anyone was hurt in the making of it? If it contributed to the injustice in the world? These are pertinent questions as we think through what it means to be committed to justice in a broken world. Pietra … [Read more...]

International Day of Prayer for Creation

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Prayer doesn't bring revival. It is revival. To that end Renewal, a student-led sister organization, is sponsoring an international day of prayer for creation on February 2, 2011. This year's theme is "Prayer for Environmental Justice." Get … [Read more...]

Sustaining Support for Rebuilding Haiti Right

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By Joanna Pritchard Flourish magazine, Fall 2010 In April I watched a Haitian boy lay on his belly on an improvised surfboard, paddling it through the turquoise Caribbean waters, the perfect way to cool off on a blazing hot day. The boy had … [Read more...]

Flourish Book Review: Everyday Justice by Julie Clawson

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Reviewed by Tracey Bianchi Flourish Magazine, Fall 2009 I had a conversation recently with two friends, both women serving the urban poor in Chicago, who shared different views on the impact of their work. One, exasperated, slapped her palm on … [Read more...]

Urbana Conference Highlights Creation Care

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Urbana is five days of inspiring speakers and extraordinary stories. It's 20,000 missions-minded brothers and sisters learning and talking and worshiping together. It's full of opportunities to discern vocations with thoughtful mentors. And this … [Read more...]

Make Scottish Shortbread – to Give or Enjoy With Family

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by Joanna Pritchard [Ed. note: this article is part of our series of weekly family activities called Family Fun, published on Fridays.] There’s some part of any baking recipe that children of any age can really get into, in addition to … [Read more...]

Ecotourism guide: Creation care on the road

Have you ever vacationed on an idyllic Caribbean island and discovered that behind its beautiful beaches was a local population suffering from hunger, poverty, and disease? Or have you labored for a week of building churches and running VBS in a … [Read more...]

10.21.09: DAY OF PRAYER FOR GOD’S CREATION!

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Many of us thank God each day for the creation he has provided to sustain, fortify, and delight his people. But tomorrow has been designated by Renewal, one of Flourish's partner organizations, as a special day of prayer. It's a day when, whether or … [Read more...]

“Hope of Africa” risks drying up

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By Fredric Gluck This year a drought has crippled Kenya, threatening the relatively stable country with large-scale famine and death. Here, Fredric Gluck, from Care of Creation, an environmental mission organization working in Kenya, explains the … [Read more...]

Familiarity in the Foreign

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I’ve just returned from spending two weeks in India, a place that was at the same time the most foreign and the most familiar country I’ve ever traveled. This odd tension in perspective applied to many Indian cultural artifacts, including the … [Read more...]

Was “Cash for Clunkers” worth it?

By Rusty Pritchard The federal government stimulus  strategy of paying “cash for clunkers” ended last Monday as the program ran out of money, and many dealers ended their promotions early so they could begin the onerous task of filling in the … [Read more...]

A danger and a hope: part two

By Kendra Langdon Juskus *This is the second post in a series of creation care community responses to a Derrick Jensen article in Orion Magazine. Read part one here. What lies beneath So Jensen’s understanding of personal responsibility is … [Read more...]