Consumerism identifies a lifestyle in which a large number of individuals obtain more than is needed, more than is necessary for fulfillment, and more than God's Earth can sustain. Because consumerism intensifies pollution and degrades God's Creation, this lifestyle is at the heart of what Christians are called to question and confront. As people of faith, we understand our responsibilities to protect the sacred gifts given by God and to be good stewards of these gifts. How we live our lives and make purchasing decisions have profound environmental and justice impacts on God's Creation.
About Our Work
The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Programs work to make people aware of over consumption. Consumerism intensifies pollution and resource depletion leading to an immense degradation of God's creation, this lifestyle is at the heart of what Christians are called to question and confront.
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Click Here to learn about consumerism and its impact on the world we live in. Find advocacy communities that work to change the way our society uses and abuses material goods. Learn more about the ecological foot print of the American Life Style. Read what Living Sustainably at home means for a person of faith and how to accomplish it.
For More Information Contact:
Eco-Justice Program Office National Council of Churches
110 Maryland Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20002