Live Simply

"Live simply, so that others may simply live."

Mahatma Gandhi

The 40-day season of Lent is an opportunity to disrupt our everyday routines by living more simply, taking up a spiritual discipline or being more intentional about our lives and habits. 'Fasting’ is a common discipline for Lent, going without something for 40 days. But more powerful than fasting from chocolate or Netflix etc, is choosing to fast from indifference to others and to the challenges facing our world: poverty, conflict, inequality, violence, a changing climate...

Lent Event is 40 days of living more simply, learning from our global neighbours and choosing to make a difference in our own lives and the lives of others. Take up a Lent Event challenge in 2020 and be part of a movement to build peace and beat poverty in our world.

How to get involved

Decide on an activity to give up (or take up) for the 40-day period of Lent eg, takeaway coffee, social media.

Sign up, create a fundraising page and set a goal for the 40 days.
(You can also participate as a team!)

Ask friends and family to help you reach your goal by sponsoring you, OR set aside what you save from going without.

Pledge to live simply.

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How can you live more simply to help end poverty and build hope?

There's SO many ways and below are a few ideas.  But think about your own life... What should you give up? Or what challenge would you love to achieve?

You could you give up…

Coffee/tea
Single-use plastic
Meat
Junk food
Alcohol
Your car
Long showers
Negativity/sarcasm/criticism
Takeaway food
Screentime
One meal a day

You could take up…

A daily act of kindness
A physical challenge – walk, run, ride, swim
40 prayers for others
A fundraising event – cake stall, trivia night, concert, craft activity
Donate what you save by living more simply this lent. Ask friends and family to sponsor you or donate to encourage you in your efforts.

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