Resurgence Slow Sunday
Welcome to the Resurgence Slow Sunday initiative.
Resurgence & Ecologist magazine speaks to those seeking a balanced and peaceful lifestyle. Even before the digital age of high-speed communication and just-in-time deliveries, Mahatma Gandhi warned us against the pitfalls of living full throttle when he said, "there is more to life than increasing its speed". For this reason we set up the Slow Sunday initiative-the antidote to hectic modern life. The first Resurgence Slow Sunday took place on 27 Jul 2008 and celebrated baking bread.
Slow Sunday is a day of reflection and reconnection. The aim is to re-establish Sunday as a special day during which we engage with our family, friends and local community. On Slow Sunday we invite you to take part in simple actions that symbolise a rejection of commercialism, a passion for the planet and a desire for change. The more people who join in and embrace the ethos of Slow Sunday, the greater the impact, so invite your friends, neighbours and local community to take part in a Slow Sunday celebration.
More Information about Slow Sunday
Slow Sunday Initiatives
Here are some ideas on how to celebrate Slow Sunday:
Help Promote Slow Sundays
We would like more people to be involved in our Slow Sunday celebrations. If you think more people should join in to save the planet why not send a press release to your local newspaper or radio station to tell them what you’re doing and why you’re doing it? Here’s a template press release for you to use.
For more information on the ideas that inspired Slow Sunday, see the following articles by Resurgence & Ecologist Editor, Satish Kumar:
Green Sunday • Responding to the climate change crisis by keeping one day a week for the Earth.
Environmental Narratives • Schumacher’s ideas inspired a movement that now brings together leading environmental organisations, activists and thinkers.
The Gandhian Trinity • A template for ecology, peace and social justice.
Connecting with other readers
We invite you to share your ideas and experiences with other Resurgence & Ecologist readers.
We have set up a new Resurgence page on Facebook.
You can also follow Resurgence on Twitter.