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.
Dispatches from God’s Economy
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.
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?”