Support for the "Usury Free Lifestyle"
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In January 1974, the Family Life Foundation was incorporated as a duly registered, charitable organization and is granted the privilege of issuing receipts for income tax purposes. It commonly supports other groups, foundations and organizations working to advance family and community values.
The Family Life Foundation is an advocate of the holistic approach to physical, mental, spiritual and financial health. The Family Life Foundation is committed to supporting the usuryfree community currency movement.
The Family Life Foundation was a supporter of the First Annual UsuryFree Day and Week. The First Annual UsuryFree Day (November 13th, 2005) was celebrated in Tamworth, Ontario. The annual UsuryFree Week follows from November 13th to 19th each year and the Family Life Foundation continues its support.
The Fifth Annual Usuryfree Week was celebrated from November 13th to 19th, 2009.
The message below is re-posted from The UsuryFree Eye Opener from this URL: http://usuryfree.blogspot.com/2009/10/on-usuryfree-day-friday-november-13th.html It offers some background information about the growth and evolution of UsuryFree Day and Week from its birth on November 13th, 2005.
In mid-November 2009 (November 13th to 19th) usuryfree creatives from all walks of life will gather in meetings - at kitchen tables, in living rooms, in restaurants, in small boardrooms, in community halls, in church basements, in retail store fronts etc. They will either watch DVDs or videos in front of computer monitors or TV screens or listen to guest speakers and have follow up discussions about topics related to (a) our orthdox economic system of usury-based, debt money and/or (b) the usuryfree community currency movement. Anyone and everyone is invited to participate and help us to celebrate this Fifth Annual UsuryFree Day and Week.
These gatherings commonly begin with a brief history about the birth and evolution of UsuryFree Day (November 13th, 2005) and UsuryFree Week since its initial launch five years ago.
The concept of UsuryFree Day and Week was born in a small town, Tamworth, Ontario, Canada. Tamworth is situated in the rural, eastern and economically deprived area of the province. The initial idea was to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the launch of the usuryfree time currency called Tamworth Hours which commenced on November 13th, 2004.
Since its launch in Tamworth, UsuryFree Day and Week has evolved to its present state in 2009 where there will be a multitude of meetings/gatherings in local communities anywhere and everywhere on planet earth. The purpose of these get-togethers is to re-educate those people who are ready and willing to be re-educated about (a) the many problems associated with the design flaw of usury and how its function causes the positive feedback within our orthodox system of debt money and (b) the optimal solutions as offered by the innovative models of usuryfree community currency that are being perfected with the intent of re-building local community so that everyone can experience the reality of usuryfree living.
At many of these gatherings the pioneering usuryfree creatives will assume leadership roles as they share their information and resources with those who choose to participate. Since the ealry 1980’s, when the usuryfree LETS (Local Employment Trading System) software was created by Michael Linton, numerous usuryfree creatives have held the vision for usuryfree living and they have blazed (and continue to blaze) the trail for others to follow.
Part seminar, part inter-active workshop, part re-education, part brainstorming, the events of UsuryFree Day and Week always attract prospective usuryfree creatives to the usuryfree community currency movement. It has been said that the activities of UsuryFree Day and Week offer an opportunity for people from anywhere/everywhere to communicate and interact with usuryfree thinkers and charge or re-charge their economic battteries - whether they be ‘alternative’ or ‘complementary.’
This year, usuryfree creatives are expecting the largest ever number of participants to celebrate the Fifth Annual UsuryFree Week, because it is now nearly impossible to be ignorant of what’s been happening in our orthodox economci system of usury-based, debt money. It is the hope of usuryfree creatives that a heightened awareness of the many problems associated either directly and/or indirectly with the design flaw of usury as exacted by greedy creditors, will motivate the formerly subservient debtors to individual and collective action.
Rather than withdrawing and throwing in the towel and portraying a defeatist attitude, usuryfree creatives implore debtors everywhere to attend (or create) an event in your local area to commemorate UsuryFree Day, Friday, November 13th, 2009. Otherwise, an event can be planned for any time during this Fifth Annual UsuryFree Week - scheduled from November 13th to 19th. Hopefully, debtors everywhere will be motivated to participate and thereby commit to following a self-imposed course on how money creation really works in our orthdox system of usury-based, debt money and why they ought to seek to eventually live a usuryfree lifestyle.
The optimal path to follow is to assume the role of a ‘becoming’ usuryfree creative and lead the way in your respective local community. Do your own research and then take an active role in helping to launch a usuryfree community currency with a goal to re-build the local economy. Eventually, you will choose to become an active usuryfree creative and commit yourself to doing whatever you can do to help shift the individual and global consciousness towards creating a usuryfree lifestyle for everyone on this planet.
Usuryfree creatives advocate shopping locally. A new word “locavores” has been created to describe those consumers who choose to shop locally. The obvious, supporting catalyst that encourages consumers to shop locally is the networking of family, friends, neighbours, working colleagues, small to medium-sized retail businesses and home-based enterprises so that a database of products, services, talents, etc. can be listed for inter-trading. All who choose to participate will be re-educated about how they can create and spend their own usuryfree community currency. Armed with their re-education, they will be motivated to action with the spirit of re-building their respective local community.
This sort of activity is being likened to launching your own economic lifeboats and thereby being ready to abandon the usury-based, Titanic of orthodox, debt money when their (the bankers’) faltering, economic system goes down.
It is this spirit of re-building our respective, local communities that usuryfree creatives are celebrating during this Fifth Annual UsuryFree Week. Our collective hope is that by the end of this Fifth Annual UsuryFree Week, we will have more usuryfree creatives talking not about the gloom and doom of usury-based, orthodox economics, but rather about the possibility of joy and love, peace and prosperity for everyone on this planet as we shift our collective consciousness and move ahead to a world of usuryfree living.
To read more background information about UsuryFree Day and Week in general do a search at any search engine for “UsuryFree Day and Week.” For more specific information about the “Fifth Annual UsuryFree Day and Week” in particular, you are invited to read these articles which are posted at The UsuryFree Eye Opener:
And do check The UsuryFree Eye Opener for any updated details: http://usuryfree.blogspot.com