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Eco-Curriculum Review for the title
Simpler Living, Compassionate Life: A Christian Perspective

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Eco-Justice Ministries has seen this resource, but a full review is still pending.
The information here is from our staff's initial examination of the materials.

Short Description:   A collection of essays with a study guide.
Long Description:   In a rare collection of voices, the authors of Simpler Living, Compassionate Life explore voluntary simplicity as a path to wholeness and abundance, and greater equity and meaning. Henri Nouwen, Richard Foster, Terry Tempest Williams, Cecile Andrews and eighteen other writers encourage you to listen to your own story, and to respond in a dialogue about the fundamental issues of life: time, money, food, sustainability, spirituality, and community. A diversity of voices and a helpful study guide make this an effective tool for individuals and groups ready to consider alternatives to the high-price, high-stress "Good Life": the riches of simplicity and compassion.

Bibliographic & Purchasing Information
Author:   edited and compiled by Mike Schut
Publisher:   Living the Good News
Publication date:   1990 Website for this resource:   http://www.earthministry.org/slcl.htm
We know of 2 sources for purchasing this resource.
Source #1:  
Address Earth Ministry
6512 23rd Ave NW
Suite 317
Seattle, WA   98117-9923  
Phone 206-632-2426   Fax  
Website www.earthministry.org E-mail emoffice@earthministry.org  
Price $14.95; $12.95/book for multi-copy orders  Order #  
Source #2:  
Address Environmental Justice Resources
National Council of the Churches of Christ
PO Box 968
Elkhart, IN   46515-0968  
Phone 800-762-0968   219-264-3102 Fax 219-262-0966  
Website www.nccecojustice.org/printedresources.htm E-mail    
Price $14.95  Order # EJ 0010 

Target Audience & Course Sessions
Age levels Preschool    Primary    Jr. High    Sr. High     Adult
Optimum class size The reviewer did not comment - assume 10-20 
Normal number/length of sessions If the curriculum's normal lesson plan is followed, there will be 12 class sessions
Are suggestions included for expanding/contracting the series? Variations are suggested for units of 4, 6 or 8 weeks, and on more limited themes.  
In the judgement of the reviewer:
 using these materials, or even just one session from them, a reasonable, coherent and self-contained class can be offered in a single session of about an hour.
 using these materials, a class can be offered that runs for at least two sessions.
Are learners expected to do homework? The reviewer did not describe any homework  
Target audience:
 Interfaith - addressed people of many faiths
 Judeo-Christian - addressed to Jews & Christians
 Christian - addressed explicitly to Christians
 Not explicity faith-based - not much religious content
Note: In the opinion of the reviewer, meaningful use of this curriculum is largely confined to members of the denomination or agency that developed it .
For example, it may explore a denominational policy statement.

Materials provided
Materials include:
 Leader's guide
 Student book
 Discussion questions
 Class activities - arts & crafts
 Class activities - group participation 
 Video
 Reading materials
 Presentation or lecture notes
 Prayer or worship resources
 
Other materials required:none specified
Description of the Leader's Guide:There is no guide, or no description was provided
Description of the Student's Book:There is no guide, or no description was provided


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