Stuff: Materialism and Simple Living
March, 5, 2014, 6:30 PM
Topeka Church of the Brethren, 3209 NW Rochester Road, Topeka, KS
A presentation by David Radcliff, sharing his thoughts and ideas on how we can work, play and live in this complicated, difficult society in a simpler way. Please join us for this insightful presentation.
David Radcliff is director of the New Community Project, a faith-based nonprofit organization based in Peoria, AZ with a national network of supporters and partnerships in six countries. Founded by David and others in 2003, NCP focuses on environmental sustainability and global justice, offers intergenerational Learning Tours to Burma, Nepal, South Sudan, the Arctic, the Amazon and Central America, and has a special interest in empowering youth and young adults. NCP provides grants to partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America in the areas of girls' education, women's development, and forest preservation. NCP also maintains a Sustainable Living Center in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where the organization’s principles of sustainability and reaching out to the marginalized are put into practice in the US context.
David speaks 150 times or so a year in schools, colleges, congregations, and other settings, and leads four to five NCP Learning Tours a year. He is also an adjunct faculty in the adult education department at Elizabethtown (PA) College, teaching in the areas of environmental ethics, globalization, and poverty and hunger. David grew up in Blue Ridge, VA and is a graduate of Bridgewater College, where he received the 2008 West-Whitelow Humanitarian Service Award. He also has a master’s degree and doctoral degree in peace studies from Bethany Theological Seminary. He is ordained in the Church of the Brethren, and served for 15 years as director of the peace office for the denomination. He currently lives in Peoria, AZ. His interests include photography, bicycling, cooking, gardening, travel, and writing.
Dylan Dell-Haro, 619-838-3124