Monday, November 29, 2010

Advent Conspiracy

The Advent Conspiracy is a movement to Worship Fully, Spend Less, Give More, and Love All.  Their tagline is "Christmas can still change the world.  This year, Give Presence."   Here's a quote from the site:
The story of Christ's birth is a story of promise, hope, and a revolutionary love.
So, what happened? What was once a time to celebrate the birth of a savior has somehow turned into a season of stress, traffic jams, and shopping lists.
And when it's all over, many of us are left with presents to return, looming debt that will take months to pay off, and this empty feeling of missed purpose. Is this what we really want out of Christmas?
What if Christmas became a world-changing event again?
Welcome to Advent Conspiracy.

Here's one promo video.  There are a bunch of others on the Advent Conspiracy Site as well as on if you search Advent Conspiracy.  I love the idea of taking back Christmas and focusing on what it's really about.  I love the idea of it not being all about us or about stuff.  It's about presence.  When i feel overwhelmed by the season, I plan on returning to the site to read other people's stories as well as watch the videos. 

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