Last year was the first year OneEarth Jubilee put a Covenant on our website. Nearly fifteen of you/us signed it and used it to guide decisions, honing our intentions for OneEarth living. Throughout the year, the Covenant worked its way more and more into the consciousness of all of us who let it work on us.
This month, at the global climate change talks, COP26 United Nations leaders set targets to plant trees. The San Diego Jubilee Circle is doing just that — planting trees in backyards around the county.
San Diego Jubilee Circle members gave impetus to a community tree give-away event where people learned about how to plant and care for trees. Thirty people went home with several dozen trees; 30% are already planted.
Living OneEarth Jubilee has strong commonality with how Indigenous peoples lived sustainably on the Earth for millennia. Furthermore, the Bible presents this worldview as an alternative to kings and empires then and now, the U.S. included.
Let’s give a shout-out to the incredible people working in the Jubilee Circles! Throughout the pandemic, they have found ways to do vital ministry. Even when scheduled activities shut down, the Jubilee Circles in San Cristobal and San Mateo, Mexico, rendered humanitarian aid and spiritual solace. Then, as soon as health protocols allowed, a schedule of activities gradually began again, adjusting as necessary.
Recently, the Simpler OneEarth Living Podcast had a conversation with a feminist economist. It was so informing. Rich. Brenda Wyss (Weess), professor of Economics and Coordinator of Development Studies at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, explains how she and colleagues study and teach what’s missing in “orthodox” economics. Hear her answer to the question, “What is feminist economics?”