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Welcome to the blog of the Enough for Everyone program of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). By "just living" we mean both justice-based living and just simply living – freeing ourselves from the clutter of stuff so we can focus on living faithfully and living well. Join us in the exploration!

About the Author
Bryce Wiebe coordinates Enough for Everyone, a ministry of the Presbyterian Hunger Program. He loves slow food and is fascinated by the way things are made.  He is excited to dive into experiments in simplicity with you.  His sacred cow of consumption: kitchen gadgets.

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July 11, 2014

Emergency Children Sermon

General Children Sermon on Fair Trade

 

Needs:  you can use most any object:  a pencil or play money provide certain advantages.  If possible you may want to have fair trade products available, too.  Also, an object would not be necessary.

 

The point of the lesson is to demonstrate how we need to "see" one another in order to share and meet the needs of one another.  

 

Good morning kids!  How many of you have ever been taught to share?  When we have more than we need of something, and others need it, then we have an opportunity to share.  Jesus ...

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February 10, 2014

2014 Nicaragua Delegation Reflections

During the first week of January, ten Presbyterians from all across the country met in Managua, Nicaragua to learn more about the fair trade and anti-sweat shop initiatives of the church, as well as the broader work of World Mission and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance in Central and Latin America.  The group picked coffee with farmers, visited large, co-operative owned processing facilities, and met groups of women entrepreneurs sewing t-shirts and making crafts to support their families.  Over the course of the week, they learned how fair trade and cooperative principles build community and sustain the lives of our global neighbors ...

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February 10, 2014

Mud

mud. It was the mud.

 

The mud is what I see on first approach to the remote farmhouse that I will be calling home for a couple days and nights. The mud: disgusting. The mud is my fear of what I will encounter. It is my discomfort, my dis-ease, my nightmare—slipping, falling, getting dirty, filthy. No escape. No way around it.

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February 10, 2014

$100 a Cup

A Hundred Dollars A Cup

CJ Clapp, Hunger Action Enabler,Washington Presbytery

 

How much do you think your cup of coffee should cost? I’m talking about really good coffee. Mountain grown, shade grown, organic, fair trade coffee? Before you come up with an amount (which I guarantee will be too low!), let me tell you about some coffee farmers I met last month in Nicaragua.

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