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    Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast
    Produced as a Collaboration of Jubilee OneEarth Economics and Simple Living Works!

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    Why this podcast? Because the economy shaped by corporations and capital aggressively promotes living beyond our one planet’s capacities, dividing the world into rich and poor. All of us need to resist it and articulate alternatives. This podcast brings you voices that speak for justice, peace, and the common good while living with one planet abundance.

    The podcast is directed by Lee Van Ham with Jerry Iversen as producer and co-host.

    Episodes feature conversations with people who are growing in the consciousness of living a OneEarth economy, meaning that they search for choices they can make daily to best fit their lives into the abundance of our one planet home. Interviewees talk about their workplace, congregation, organization, or personal lives.

    We interview people who we believe are contributing substantively to Earth’s full community of life — people who seek to live with sufficient rather than excessive incomes, who believe in democratic distribution of power, who seek right relationships between all species, and who work for healthy, balanced eco-regions. This OneEarth worldview is, we believe, infused with the sacred as expressed in diverse spiritualities.

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    Friday
    Sep282018

    10/1/2018: Actions on Climate Science When National Decision-Makers Are Hostile and Big Business Won’t Do Nearly Enough 

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    The Common Good Podcast #100

    You may have heard of the climate summit held this past Sept. 12-14 in San Francisco. What happened there? Our conversation today is with two people who were there: Derek and Nancy Casady. Oh, and what’s Al Gore doing these days? Hopefully you saw his 2006 documentary “An Inconvenient Truth.” We’ll also hear about Gore’s recent conference in Los Angeles.

    Derek & Nancy Casady were our guests a year ago on TCGP #91 telling of their experience with The Climate Mobilization. Then they said, “Climate Crises Are Moving Fast! They’re Big! And They Require a WWII Size Mobilization.” Their knowledge and spirit help us face the climate disasters—disasters that have yet to be adequately faced in this country.

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    Saturday
    Sep152018

    Mid-Sept. :: WHOSE Birthday? Simpler OneEarth Christmas in a Multi-Faith Society

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    Counter-Offensive to Over-Commercialized Christmases

    Since we’re likely to see indications of the commercial Christmas before Halloween is over, it’s not too early to begin a Counter-offenseive to such over-commercialization of a special day for one of the world’s primary religions. Simple Living Works (SLW) has conducted an annual counter-offensive for many years. In 2013, SLW added podcasting to their counter-offensive, reprising audio from their annual anti-consumerist question, “Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?” This year The Common Good Podcast (TCGP) joins the effort, and does so for two reasons.

    (1)*OneEarth celebrations of special days.—*Christmas, as defined commercially, is all about giving. Which, commercially speaking, means you have to buy first so you have something to give. As a result, the economics of Christmas exceeds by far the resources of one planet. The Common Good Podcast and Simple Living Works move side-by-side in pointing the way to a OneEarth Christmas.

    (2)*Multi-Faith societies can enrich one another’s special days.—*Is Christmas a Christian holiday? The commercial, consumerist Christmas is definitely not Christian. The only religion it expresses is Market Religion. But the birth stories of Jesus have a radical, anti-imperial edge. Many people of other spiritual paths would be interested in talking about such a story. Especially, so, if they are invited to share one of their own special day stories in turn.

    In pursuit of a OneEarth Christmas that throws open the door to any interested persons in our Multi-faith society, TCGP and SLW join in offering a new podcast episode on the 15th of each month, September through December.

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    Wednesday
    Aug222018

    Ep. 99: Jay Moses—How a Local Church Invites in Multiple Faiths to Influence One Another

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    Hope Presbyterian Church, Wheaton, IL
    All faiths teach love. But the practice of love is often too weak to overcome cultural and political differences that tear societies apart, leaving people and other species destroyed.

    It’s equally true that the story of different faiths cannot be told without speaking of the many times love transcends differences and solidifies united actions for justice, peace, and the common good.

    This story of how faith differences divide, but just as surely how they come together in ways that transform people, societies, and the faiths themselves is the focus of this podcast. And it can happen in a local congregation. That’s what you’re about to hear in this conversation with Jay Moses, pastor of Hope Church (a Presbyterian congregation), in Wheaton, Illinois. Interviewing Jay was special for me (Lee) since I pastored Hope Church between 1989 and 1999.

    Our “Common Good Feature” in this episode tells how Latino activism, especially through the Brown Berets, works for the common good from a position of being suppressed by the dominant systems of U.S. society.

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    Saturday
    Aug042018

    8/15/18::Grace Gyori: From Christian Imperialism to Liberation for All—A Missionary’s Journey

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    Over the years, religious missionary endeavors have too often proceeded alongside the the imperialist and colonialist impetus of nations. But many missionaries and missionary agencies have changed completely away from such entanglement of faith with colonialism or imperialism. This podcast tells how those changes came about in the life of Grace Gyori. Grace was born to parents of missionaries to China. They were incredibly adventurous, oriented to the service of humanity, and also unconscious of the larger colonial and imperial geopolitical picture. She married Tom Gyori and the two became missionaries with the Presbyterian Church USA in Guatemala.

    Lee got to know Grace Gyori in the 1990’s. She and Tom were early founders of Jubilee Economics Ministries. Tom died in 2016. In Guatemala, Grace and Tom were not there to evangelize but to work alongside of the local leaders. Their spirit was not imperial, but liberationist, seeking justice for all, giving up the notion that one had to be Christian or that others were inferior. Instead, they understood that a missionary was a cross-cultural bridge engaging in important faith-based minististries, participating in mutual benefits as all people and all species are to be treated with respect.

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    Friday
    Jul202018

    TCGP 98::John Dear, part 2: Making Nonviolence Stronger in a Culture of Violence

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    Do we believe that nonviolent peacemaking is more powerful than violence? If we don’t, it’s likely that our understanding of nonviolent peacemaking needs more attention. John Dear is just the person we need to listen to.

    Fr. John Dear serves as NonViolence Outreach Coordinator for Pace e Bene, which is organizing Campaign NonViolence Week of Action in mid-Sept. Pace e Bene’s  means “Peace and all good!” He is the author of numerous books, the most recent, “They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change.”

    Founded in 1989 by the Franciscan Friars of California, Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service is now an independent, nondenominational 501©3 organization.

    John Dear, Part 1—Responding to Hate, Guns and Bombs with Peace & NonViolence

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    TCGP Episode 94: Time for Healthcare for All—the Majority Want It and California’s Nearly There

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    Saturday
    Jul142018

    Mid-July:: John Dear: Responding to Hate, Guns and Bombs with Peace & NonViolence, part 1

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    Fr. John Dear serves as NonViolence Outreach Coordinator for Pace e Bene. He is the author of numerous books, the most recent, “They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and NonViolence in a Time of Climate Change.”

    Founded in 1989 by the Franciscan Friars of California, Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service is now an independent, nondenominational 501©3 organization.

    Pace e Bene’s name derives from St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi who used this phrase in their own time as a form of greeting, which translated from the Italian means “Peace and all good!” So much was expressed by this little phrase: May you have the fullness of well-being, may you be secure and happy; may you not want; may your dignity be respected; may the goodness in your inmost being flourish; may the world in which we live know this deep peace. It was a blessing, a hope, and a way of acknowledging the sacredness of those whom they encountered.

    It is in this spirit that Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service works to mainstream peacemaking that will empower people from all walks of life to prayerfully and relentlessly engage in nonviolent efforts for the well-being of all.

    COMING Aug. 1- John Dear, Part 2

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    Tuesday
    Jun262018

    Bill Ryerson of Population Media Center, part 2--Reducing Population Using Methods That Work

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    In episode 97 of TCGP, we feature PART TWO of a conversation with Bill Ryerson of Population Institute and Population Media Center on Reducing Human Population through Methods That Work.

    In PART ONE we featured Crises Caused by Exploding Population.

    Here’s a reminder of the enormous explosion in numbers of humans that have arrived on planet Earth recently. Today, Homo sapiens are by far the top predators on the planet. Our numbers have doubled since 1970—just 48 years ago. During the 20th century, world population grew from 1.65 billion to 6 billion. In this 21st century, the rate of growth is going down, but we’re at 7.6 billion and still going up. Still, in some countries population is going down. What are those countries doing differently? And just what are the most effective ways we’ve found to reduce human population? What would be a healthy, sustainable balance of humans with all other species? Stay with us for an illuminating conversation on this daunting topic.

    JERRY: Friend, colleague and podcast guest, Peter Sawtell from Eco-Justice.org recent wrote to me: 

    “Whenever the subject of population comes up, I’ll quote a quip that I heard many years ago. ‘If you want to have unproductive political battles, talk about The Population Problem. If you want to do something about population, work for the education of women, widespread basic health care including contraception, and the elimination of stark poverty.’ Your resolution works in that direction in looking for the practical steps to slow population growth.

    As I look back, I’ve written two Commentaries or blogs dealing specifically with population over the years:
    1. The Population Problem
    2. Seven Billion and Rising
    Both of those (and perhaps your document?) are out-of-date in the projections for 2050 population. I’d been referring to figures that looked for a slowing of the growth curve by then, and leveling off at about 9 billion. I’ve heard more recently that explosive growth in central Africa is steepening the curve, and pointing toward even higher numbers.”

    Conversations about overpopulation tend to raise gut reactions, such as “What about China’s One Child policy” or “I couldn’t possibly suggest to a woman from another culture how many children to have.”

    LEE: In 1999, David Pimentel, Cornell University biology professor, estimated two billion people was Earth’s long-term carrying capacity. More recently, the science of ecological footprinting, which measures Earth’s biological production against human demand to consume, has come up with the figure of five billion people, putting us already two billion over Earth’s limits. Both of these calculations take the question of “how many people” to a deeper level, that of considering our interdependence with the millions of other species on Earth. We know we need millions of species in order for our species to survive. The most basic question can no longer be, “How many Homo sapiens can Earth sustain?” but “How many Homo sapiens and other species can inhabit Earth in a life-sustaining balance?”

    JERRY: I wrote an essay recently called Options to Curb the Two Primary Drivers of the Climate Crisis: OverPopulation and OverConsumption. I’ve worked on the issue of overconsumption for some 25 years. Since circulating the essay for response I’ve learned that few people want to touch overpopulation, not in the progressive church, not among non-profits, not liberal politicians. I’ve vowed to carry on this conversation, which began with my interview of John Seager, head of the Population Connection, formerly Zero Population Growth. PART 1 // PART 2

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