The OneEarth Jubilee Story

The story we aspire to live by fits within the abundant capacities of our
planet, hence we call it OneEarth. It is the story of nature and the
Cosmos. We learn the story from modern science and from the
ancient wisdom of Indigenous peoples who continue to practice their
traditional ways in our time. We recognize it in the bible wherever it
speaks of practices of Sabbath, Jubilee, and the Way of Jesus, hence
we speak of Jubilee.
The OneEarth Jubilee story exists in sharp contrast to the MultiEarth
story of today’s superpowers that extract resources and dump waste
in amounts beyond our Earth’s capacities. This story dominates and
destroys the life it purports to improve. It does not know how to live
within Earth’s interdependent community of life. We are in basic
opposition to the MultiEarth story, which promises beyond its means
and does not accept responsibility to cleanup its damage.
Within the OneEarth Jubilee story, we work at the intersection of
ecology, economics, and spirituality.
Group picture of a Workshop

Leadership Team

Lee Van Ham

Lee Van Ham

CO-Director
John Michno

John Michno

Program Coordinator
David Funkhouser

David Funkhouser

Board President
Lindsey Mercer-Robledo

Lindsey Mercer-Robledo

Board Secretary
Kyle Holberg

Kyle Holberg

Newsletter Editor
Edman Orel Lopez

Edman Orel Lopez

Mexican Advisor
Emo Yango

Emo Yango

Intercultural & Interfaith Advisor
Marco Tavanti

Marco Tavanti

Advisor for Nonprofit Leadership
Barry Shelley

Barry Shelley

Advisor for Economics

Barry is a lecturer at Boston University's Pardee School of Global Studies. He led teams and was a researcher focusing on the political economy of international development and the environment, particularly in rural areas of the Global South. His areas of expertise include sustainable rural development; the promise and limits of smallholder agriculture as a driver of development in the Global South; community-led development; collective action to promote sustainable agriculture, especially in watersheds, including instruments for rewards for ecosystem service stewardship; sustainable development practice and theories of change; Central America; and cooperation between rigorous research resources and non-governmental development organizations.

Part of San Cristobal Jubilee Circle