Topic: God’s Abundance and Economy
Here’s an opportunity to draw inspiration and renewed commitment for faithful living and generosity in our personal lives, congregations, and society. Our presenter will lead an exploration of Old & New Testament teachings for creating a just economy that go far beyond the familiar call in Matthew 25. Jesus and biblical writers reveal God’s vision for using God’s abundance to enable all people and creation to thrive. We will explore both the personal practices and public policy options that embody a theology of abundance and enable a just economy.
Facilitator: Dr. Edith Rasell
Edith Rasell is an economist, licensed minister, and former Minister for Economic Justice for the United Church of Christ. She is the author of The Way of Abundance: Economic Justice in Scripture and Society (Fortress Press, 2022). Prior to her 15-year service with the UCC she worked at the Economic Policy Institute, a progressive think tank in Washington, DC. She holds a PhD in economics from American University. Her writing has appeared in the American Economic Review and the New England Journal of Medicine; popular outlets including the blogs of Sojourners, the AFL-CIO, and the Center for American Progress; and the web pages and publications of the UCC.
When: Wednesday, October 12 & 19, 6:30-8pm
Where: Zoom (register)