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.
Dispatches from God’s Economy
If you search into the roots of most of the established and successful investment platforms addressing issues like the racial and other wealth gaps, housing, and food security, you will find nun money, and often Sister Corrine was there at the start.
“You get tired of losing, tired of, you know, just watching people, crying in school board meetings. And just the impotency that goes along with all that. That wasn’t attractive to me. I wanted to learn what is this thing power?”
For the rest of this year, Faith+Finance will be publishing a series of articles focused on what we are beginning to see as the core areas where faith and finance connect.
Churches, the public sector and big philanthropy are all trying to solve the same problems, but are not in contact with each other. They need to understand how to turn strangers into unlikely allies.
Church youth can engage across race, class, and economics to design the future. This post explains the nuts and bolts of how that can work.
The Community Equity Fund (CEF) solves a problem that Black families live with (and most white people don’t realize exists), but is a crucial element in why the racial wealth gap exists. That wealth gap… Read More »Youth Engage in Justice Across Race, Class and Neighborhood
Bryan Franklin moved back to the U.S., still working for the evangelical basketball for peace nonprofit, and through a grant from a big shoe company, started opening up new urban areas for them. Then Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson.
The realization that capitalism is working for the one percent and working against the rest of us has only grown during the pandemic. So what will it take for capitalism to end?
If you want to see the best-case future for a Christian denomination in North America, you have to look north of the border.