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Just Economics: A five-session process for faith communities, commons, taxes, poverty, wealth, simple, sustainable, Dominican center, Marywood,
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Just Economics: A Five-Session Process for Faith Communities Feb 03, 2014-Mar 03, 2014
 

A FIVE-SESSION PROCESS FOR FAITH COMMUNITIES
(Offered in collaboration with the Dominican Sisters Justice Committee)

Each of the five sessions below is based on a prior reading and begins with prayer and small group sharing. This is followed by large group discussion, analysis and faith integration, Story of Hope with sharing, action discussion, and a closing prayer.

  1. Biblical Economics – "From Anxiety and Greed to Milk and Honey"
  2. The Commons – "What, Really, is the Commons?"
  3. The New Economy Movement
  4. Taxes, Poverty, & the Wealth Gap
  5. Simplicity and Sustainability

In faith or neighborhood communities, or in schools

  • Use with small groups in a parish, church, or community 
  • Begin a committee or staff meeting using a reading or ritual
  • Create an adult education program or series using the booklets
  • Use a quote, reading or group process in the classroom
  • Invite high school students to form a group and do the process as part of a class project
  • Consider inviting a few companions from your work or neighborhood to join you in using one or all five sessions
  • Gather a cross-generational group to share the process together

As an individual

  • Use the booklets for personal education and reflection
  • Invite people with whom you live, work or go to school to join you in a reflection and action process on Just Economics
  • Invite one other person to come together with you to share one or all five of the topics

Presenter: Mary Brigid Clingman, OP, Pastoral Associate
Cost: $65.00 (includes required book)
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Recurs on five consecutive Mondays

Register by phone at: 616.514.3325
Register online at:  http://dominicancenter.com/programs/program/?id=346

 

submitted by: rosemary steers, dcm programs

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