Lent 4.5: Christian Simplicity is a program of conversion which educates Christian communities on issues of sustainability and social justice from a faith perspective. It strives to inspire and motivate individuals and religious organizations to take practical steps in caring for God’s creation by using only their fair share of the Earth’s resources. It offers a faith-based response to the injustice, inequity and devastation of creation caused by rampant consumerism.
Providing a Lent 4.5 online community is an important feature of the program. Its aim is to connect, support, and equip members in making personal changes as well as stimulating local change in their church or religious communities.
Strategies of the online community include:
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Lent 4.5 is a seven-week faith formation program which inspires and informs Christian communities on how to use the traditional Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving to protect God’s creation, embrace Gospel justice and nurture spiritual fulfillment. It offers practical opportunities for people of faith to apply the values of Christian Simplicity to their everyday lives.