Monthly Archives: August 2008

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Tesco respond to Superbadger!

Another response this time from Tesco on the issue of making own brand coffee fair trade: Dear PhilThank you for your email, addressed to Sir Terry Leahy, asking for all Tesco own brand coffee to be certified as Fairtrade. Sir Terry has asked me to

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Book Review: Bind Us Together

Bind Us Together…to be the church that Jesus really wants (The restoration movement and its message for the church) by John Fleming is a self published book and having read it I understand why. I picked it up because I belong to a family of

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FA respond to badger!

A while ago I signed up to the Facebook application Superbadger from Tearfund (post here) and promptly began to send badgering emails to various companies. Here is the first response and email from the FA to ask them to supply ethically made footballs. Good to

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The Year of Living Biblically

AJ Jacobs is an Esquire journalist who loves to immerse himself into his projects, in this talk he shares on his year of trying to follow all 700 rules in the Bible. Along the way he learns a few things and makes a few dead

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Social Injustice kills

Watching the news is always instructive, this story from ITV shows how poverty reduces your lifespan (in two parts of Glasgow not more than 8 miles apart the life expectancy in men differs by a massive 28 years) but also between nations – if you

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Who am I protecting?

Over the weekend I was with our group of churches for a weekend away. One of the speakers was a lady from South Africa called Angela Kemm. Her seminars were called ‘The Priority of Social Justice’ and it was very provocative. Questions such as ‘If

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Book Review: Small Footprint, Big Handprint

Tri Robinson’s book Small footprint, Big Handprint: How to live simply and love extravagantly is an interesting contribution to the simple living discussion. It doesn’t really deal with the science of climate change or tackle the morality of capitalism or immorality of consumerism, they’re taken

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Latest Breathe update

I meant to post this a while ago, and somehow slipped off the list. Anyway, if you’re interested in simpler living and wanting fresh thoughts on checking consumerism in life/church/nation then do check out Breathe. My friend Mark Powley is always thought provoking in his