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Friday, July 8 • 9:30am - 5:00pm
Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed and Moses Start a Co-op: Faith Communities Building an Inclusive Economy

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BEFORE ADDING THIS NETWORK GATHERING TO YOUR SCHEDULE, PLEASE NOTE: Registration for network gatherings is not included in general conference registration.  In order to attend a network gathering you must register for it through eventbrite.  

People of faith have been active in movements for equality, and economic and ecological justice for decades, if not millennia. They have also developed cooperative models and other economic alternatives to benefit communities- especially the most vulnerable.

These are just two of the key ingredients to build what Pope Francis and other faith leaders have called an “economy of inclusion.”

Join in an interactive gathering to learn and reflect on what it takes to build a new and inclusive economy that promotes green and healthy jobs, locally driven renewable energy projects and food systems, co-ops, community purchasing programs, affordable housing and access to credit in low-income communities. In this way we are building resilient communities in the face of an economic system that puts profit before people.

The workshop will feature a keynote speech from author David Korten and participation of people of faith engaged in the movement.

 Learn, share and find a deeper sense of connection between people of all faiths and conscience committed to the vision of an inclusive economy.

In this network gathering, we will:

  • Share how your faith or ethical values drive your interest and participation in transformational change.

  • Hear and share your own stories of how people of faith and conscience are engaging in alternative economic models of development

  • Map where faith communities are involved in the new economy across the country

  • Brainstorm on how we might collaborate after Commonbound, strengthen new relationships, and put ideas into action.

This gathering is sponsored by the Faith Economy Ecology Transformation Working Group (FEE), Quaker Earthcare Witness, Friends Economic Integrity Project, and GreenFaith. To learn more about the FEE working group visit: https://faitheconomyecology.wordpress.com/about/

This network gathering is open to all CommonBound attendees. For more information, please contact Chloe Schwabe cschwabe@maryknoll.org.

Friday July 8, 2016 9:30am - 5:00pm EDT
Rockwell Hall 302