Chapter 6

Chapter 6- Individuals can make a difference

In this chapter we concentrate on how we can develop a sustainable lifestyle. We consider housing, transport, food and consumerism. We look at the incarnation as evidence of Godís commitment to our material world, and consider the Sermon on the Mount as a guide to modern life. We conclude that to live by the teaching of Jesus today, we need to seek to simplify our lifestyles. As we do this we will become salt and light to those around us.
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Web Links to Resources used in this Chapter

Extension work under wayThe Food Standards Agency, UK:

The Soil Association web site:

Porritt, J. (2007) Banana drama. Declining oil reserves will impact hugely on energy prices and the way we eat and farm. Is Britain ready for a new agri-culture? The Guardian. Wednesday January 24, 2007. Also available at:,,1997432,00.html

The Asian Rural Institute:

Stewarding the Earth's Resources:


Växjö diocese in Sweden and Oxford Diocese twinned in 2003:

Worldwatch Institute:

Smith, D. (2007) Stop shopping ... or the planet will go pop. The Observer. Sunday April 8, 2007. Also available at:,,2052490,00.html

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