At the Eucharistic table, we are reminded that there is enough. But when we leave that table at this time of year, are we participating in an economy that is interested in making sure there is enough for everyone?
Dispatches from God’s Economy
At the intersection of these two issues, race and economics, is the overwhelming racial wealth disparity, a theological issue if ever there was one. I am not without hope that the church still could step up and step into this work.
The economy is us. It is shaped by the personal decisions we make every day and the public policies we enact. This session, featuring UK economist Eve Poole and Brookings Institute Senior Fellow Andre Perry, will pull back the veil on how the economy works and point us toward new models for meeting 21st-century challenges.
In October of 2021 Faith + Finance hosted the first webinar in the four part Building a Loving and Just Economy series. This is a transcript of the full conversation.
If you want to engage with your community’s economy, across race, class, and neighborhood, giving the missing capital to nonprofits will make that engagement easier and more welcome.
How do you know a system is broken? If there is great wealth disparity in the community. But then, what do you do?
When you want to think about doing reparations, the root word is repair – to remedy the damage done. How can we begin that repair work? Here’s one surprising option: tourism.
Unlike traditional economic development, Neighborhood Investment Trusts start from the premise of addressing the racial gap around asset ownership by average people and people of color. That grounding in economic justice and locally based asset ownership is the reason church funds are among the initial backers of the concept.
If you are a church planter or in a congregation looking for ways to engage holistically and deeply with your local community and you are motivated by the Gospel to do something about economic justice , there is a six session online course for you starting soon.