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Jubileo Newsletter for July 2019

Jubilee OneEarth Economics/Casa Jubileo

Jubilee Projects Empowering People Get Boost from a Special Grant

Through the work of Jubilee board member, David Funkhouser, a special grant has come for Jubilee’s Mexico Circles. The Circles decide and define which projects. The grant also initiates a relationship between the Jubilee Circles and Caritas, an organization in Cuernavaca, Mexico, with many projects, including a team that travels to sites to repair wheelchairs—a special ministry serving people with physical disabilities.

The following paragraphs describe three projects (quite exciting ones!) of the San Cristobal Jubilee Circle that will get a huge boost from their portion of the grant—nearly $5000. In the next issue of Jubileo, you will hear about the projects of the Jubilee Circle in San Mateo that will benefit from this grant. Already, the San Mateo Circle has witnessed the Caritas team of wheelchair repairers at work in nearby Tecamachalco where they spent a week repairing broken chairs, some that looked unrepairable.

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Snapshots: How Money is Turned into Jubilee Actions

We want to share some snapshots with you about the work that you empower through your interest, donations, and prayers. As you read the words of people in Jubilee Circles, let your imagination create the pictures. They show that your donations are working diligently in all of the Jubilee Circles, impacting peoplein the place where living happens. “Thank you” flows to you from everyone.

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Offsetting the CO2 We Release in Our Lives: An Action for Earth Day … and Beyond

Here’s an Earth Day action OneEarth Jubilee recommends we all take to offset the CO2 we put into the air.

Some of us may be able to arrange life so that we use less energy produced by fossil fuels. Certainly, whatever way we can use less of that energy source is the way to go. But all of us have to travel some, heat or cool our homes, etc. Whatever amount we use, we can off-set the CO2 that fossil fuel puts into the atmosphere by planting trees to take CO2 out of the atmosphere. It’s not a perfect equation by any means. Trees take time to grow, and when they die they release CO2. But every day that trees grow they photosynthesize and remove CO2 from the air.

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Eastertime and Being Clear about What Caused Jesus' Horrible Death

By Lee Van Ham

Editors note: This blog post was first published on March 23, 2018.

Public Domain (CC0) imageHoly week is climactically followed by resurrection. Often we will hear how Jesus “died for our sins.” It bothers me. There is one way to hear that phrase that it liberates us from the structures of sin that oppress us across the economy and political spectrum! But there’s another way of understanding those words that weigh us down with thoughts of being deeply flawed and of little worth, even though we are good creations of God and even though God is love.

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Jubileo Newsletter for March 2019

Let’s Go See Jubilee at Work in Mexico

Be Part of the Next OneEarth Living Delegation

After one person read the blogs on our website about the Jubilee Circles in San Cristobal (Chiapas) and San Mateo (Puebla), she said, “Wow!  They sound so wonderful…. I would definitely like to explore the possibility of getting connected with them. Please let me know when you have more details about the upcoming delegation(s).”

This upcoming Delegation will help us mobilize to meet the 2030 deadline to keep Earth below the 1.5°C rise that scientists now agree is critical to head-off enormous breakdowns in Earth’s systems—breakdowns far beyond what we are currently experiencing.

Delegations are part of building the movement and increasing our participation in the Great Transition Earth now requires of us—a Great Transition out of supersized MultiEarth ways into Earth-sized living.

Coordinator for the June 1-9, 2019, Delegation to Chiapas and Puebla is Rachel Miller-Haughton (pictured above).

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Jubileo Newsletter for December 2018

Third of Three Specials on Jubilee Circles—San Diego

This Jubilee newsletter concludes the series of four bringing up-to-date news from the three Jubilee Circles PLUS a significant Jubilee first: the conference on Jubilee at the Nicanor Gomez Seminary in Toluca, Mexico, this past September.

For many years, Jubilee in San Diego radiated out from a small office in a large intercultural, multilingual ministry center. Then in 2014-2015, we became binational, and in 2017, we began to form a Jubilee Circle, having seen the effectiveness of the Mexican Jubilee Circles in San Cristobal and San Mateo. This binational aspect of Jubilee repeatedly strengthens our work. All of the attention to the US-Mexican border in a nationalistic way sometimes brings challenges to our work, but our three Circles could not exist as we do without the enrichment of our interconnectedness.This is illustrated clearly in how funding of the Circles happens.

Podcast Episode 102: Lee’s conversation with Anne Pacheco and Diane Hartley

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Jubileo Newsletter for November 2018

Jubilee in San Mateo (MX)!

by Lee Van Ham
In the October issue of Jubileo we heard from Jubilee in San Cristobal. This month it’s San Mateo’s turn. Four devoted, energetic people comprise the core of Jubilee in San Mateo (MX): Angelica Juarez de Swanson, Karina Velez, David Delgado, and Mariana Velez Delgado. There are several places named San Mateo in Mexico, but this one lies in the state of Puebla about an hour outside of Puebla City which has a population 2.5 million and elevation of 7000 feet. Its universities are second in number only to Mexico City.

Summer Course at the Daniel Swanson Cultural Center

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