What is Rhythms?
Rhythms is Tearfund’s latest initiative to help people explore how to live a life of justice every day. Rhythms is a way to live different.
We look around us at a world full of injustice and want to do something. But often we just feel overwhelmed. We don’t know where to start or what to do.
Rhythms helps us take small, everyday steps to change the way we live.
We’re really passionate about following Jesus. For us that means living a different way – one that changes us as well as the world. This is what Rhythms really means. As we take these everyday steps we form habits, and as those habits begin to change us they become rhythms – deep patterns of life.
Rhythms is a smartphone app and a website that gives you a stack of different actions to take. Some are easy and some are pretty challenging, but you choose what you want to do based on where you’re at. The app can be used with friends so you can share the journey together. It’s basically a fun way to start making some of the changes that you want to make but don’t know how.
But Rhythms is more than an app. It’s a space to think about faith, life and justice. And it’s a space that needs your voice.
We’ve come up with four rhythms to get us started.
We all live in a cocoon, right? A little world of our own making. Changing our lives starts with breaking out of that cocoon. Get some perspective. Get inspired. Listen. Understand. Empathise. And let the world get to you a little bit more.
People in poverty are shouting but no one is listening. We have a platform and a megaphone just because of where we were born – so don’t let anyone stop you making their voices heard. Change your life and demand more for people living in poverty.
Sometimes it’s harder to share your favourite jumper than to give away a fiver. Really making our life about others can be a very tough challenge. Change your life and learn bit by bit to share more of what you’ve got.
Consumer-culture tells us to have more, more, and then some more! But more stuff means more change for the climate and more challenge for people in poverty. Change your life and be content with consuming less.
So get involved, join the community and start finding ways to live different.
Rhythms is an initiative of Tearfund.