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We Are a Bi-National Organization Engaged in Sufficiency Economics on Our One Earth Home

The decision before humankind is whether we live in a way that Earth can accommodate. Jubilee Economics offers both vision and practical ideas for how to do just that.

We invite you to become part of a Jubilee Circle of 2-6 people. Order a copy of “Jubilee Circles,” a 64 page minibook full of what, why, and how other Circles are engaged.

“I think Jubilee is the antidote to the growth-for-the-sake-of-growth model where all the lines in all the graphs move only up and to the right. My reading of the Jubilee passages is that the means of production should be redistributed and democratized on occasion. Our system only redistributes some of the fruit of production. Meanwhile, wealth and power become more and more concentrated.”—Pat Trahan, banker in Lafayette, Louisiana

What is OneEarth Jubilee? 

Learn about the historical roots of Jubilee and how these practices are normative in Indigenous cultures, and the ways we see those values expressed in today’s practices

The activities of contemporary economics cancerously attack our planet. Corporate business models do not pay their own way. Conversations of change are not yielding any consensus on a way forward.

Jubilee Economics is rooted in ancient wisdom that is finding an uncanny relevance today. You might call it the original sustainable economics.

For a brief, concise explanation, listen to Jubilee Economics in 90 seconds.

What We Do

Learn about JEM’s educational materials, advocacy efforts and our jubilee living initiatives. Includes our blog, The Common Good podcast and more in the Library.

We see abundance where others see scarcity and austerity. We see promise and vitality in the bounty of living within the limits of what economic activity can be done on One Earth, rather than living as if there were many earths to do our business. Listen to our “Jubilee Economics in 60 Seconds” elevator pitch in the sidebar.


Lee Van Ham and Richard Lawrence, part of the San Diego Jubilee Circle, are available for presentations in various venues and congregations.

Contact them at 619-528-8075 or

OneEarth Jubilee InfoPoll—Do you have information about …?

1. Do you know of faith-based universities or academies that teach the OneEarth Jubilee model of economics in their curriculum?

2. Do you know any congregations with the goal of shaping their institution and teaching spiritual formation framed by the OneEarth Jubilee model of spirituality?

If you have any information regarding Questions #1 and #2, please send it to Thank you! 

Are you a fit as a member of our Board?

Do you believe that OneEarth Jubilee Economics is articulting a message and practice for this time? Do you want to help find ways to further amplify this work? Do you have relevant experience with a nonprofit board, with business or economics? Do you have a few hours a month to devote to this work?

If so, you may wish to share your resume’ and become a candidate for our Board of Directors. We want to talk with you. Please contact us so we can explore together whether becoming a member of the Board of Directors would be a good fit for you.

NOTE: OneEarth Jubilee is also known by it’s legal name, Jubilee Economics Ministries (JEM).

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