Posts Categorized: Economic/ Community Development

Sacramento History Tour through a Matthew 25 Lens

By Nancy Disher, Hunger Action Advocate/Mission Organizer in North Central California Presbytery   Debby Dillon educating us about the Oak Park neighborhood. Photo by Nancy Disher Debby Dillon from Shepherd of the Sierra Church led an educational and fascinating historical tour of Oak Park and West End neighborhoods in Sacramento on April 27, 2024. When… Read more »

Disagreement on Loss and Damage Delayed Start of COP27 Agenda

Opening of COP27 The Cop27 UN climate summit was off to a delayed start after delegates late into the wee hours Sunday morning over what should be discussed at the conference. The major disagreement surrounded the question of loss and damage, which refers to the devastating consequences of climate breakdown suffered by the poorest and most vulnerable countries, and how… Read more »

Green Good News

Book review by Rebecca Barnes T. Wilson Dickinson has published an excellent book that will be of great importance to the church at large and the ecumenical movement for economic and environmental justice. It will be invigorating to individuals and congregations. As a professor at Lexington Theological Seminary in Kentucky and as a writer, pastor,… Read more »

Building the Good Life for All, new book available

Building the Good Life for All: Transforming Income Inequality in Our Communities By Shannon Jung   We hear a lot about the gap between the economically secure and those just getting by.  What we wonder is “How can we transform the income gap in our communities?” We know that this is the sort of neighborliness… Read more »

Highlights from Wendell Berry

This whole lecture, from Wendell Berry, is well worth reading, as is most of what Wendell Berry has ever written, in my opinion.  I say this as a Kentuckian, who loves and is connected to the Kentucky countryside. I also say this as a candidate for ministry, having sat through a great “Sacraments and Globalization”… Read more »