Breathe: A Christian network for simpler living.
In a culture of consumerism, Breathes aims were to :
- Appreciate life more fully; rediscovering how to be thankful for creation and community which consumerism devalues
- Refuse the consumer dream; finding creative, prophetic, balanced, ironic and joyous ways of engaging with the prevailing culture
- Connect with others; challenging our culture’s diminished faithful involvement with family, local community and those in need and creating a conversation space for sharing problems and solutions
- Choose a more generous lifestyle; sharing the highs and lows of the journey and linking people to the work of practical agencies that are engaged in generosity, community, creation care and campaigns for justice
Breathe was started in 2005 by four friends and connected over 1000 people through regular updates. Breathe has hosted two annual conferences in the UK and a residential weekend away, launched initiatives to help break the consumer mould, and shares inspiration and resources through this blog.
On 30th September 2015 Breathe came to an end as a network.