Dismantling Racism & Inequality | Faith-Based Community Investing


Dismantling Racism & Inequality
Faith-Based Community Investing

As individuals and institutions pursue more traditional investment opportunities, investors typically find that an organization’s values don’t always align or are in direct opposition to their values system. Thankfully, an alternate form of investing exists that accounts for the social, ethical and environmental concerns of investors – it’s called faith-based community investing.   

Faith-based community investing can most effectively be achieved through the framework of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Beloved Community. Coined in his last book, Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community, King called on people of diverse backgrounds and identities to come together in an interdependent relationship of love and mutual respect that seeks to realize justice within the community and in the broader world. Incorporating Beloved Community into the faith-based investment structure can have a powerful impact on our communities, not only financially but  socially and environmentally as well. 

To raise awareness and drive value-aligned investment opportunities, we will host a series of conversations to allow investors to learn about the possibilities of faith-based investing and how to use these investments as a tool to dismantle racism and oppression.

Under the theme of Beloved Community, the “Introduction to Faith-Based Community Investing”  series will feature dynamic speakers, clergy, and congregations who will give insight into  the faith-based community investing movement, along with case studies from different faith communities. In addition, we will provide an overview of existing opportunities and how to take advantage of them based on the unique perspectives and values of the attendees.

By developing relationships with and investing in local economies that serve under-resourced communities, we can work toward dismantling racism  and other systems of  oppression that exist within ourselves, our institutions, and the economy.

We invite you to join us for these conversations and help shape this work in 2023.

Upcoming Events

Dismantling Racism & Inequality | Faith-Based Community Investing an Interfaith Virtual Convening Series

October 6, 2022 | 7:30 – 9:00 pm ET | Part I – Dismantling Racism & Inequality | Faith Based Community Investing – Part I 

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October 14 | 1:00 – 2:00pm ET Dismantling Racism & Inequality | Community Investing for Institutions and Individuals – (stories of individuals who have invested in CDFIs) 

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November 10  | 7:30 – 9:00pm ET

Dismantling Racism & Inequality | Faith Based Community Investing – Part II

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November 14 |  1:00 – 2:00pm ET | Informal Follow On Conversation with Faith-Based Institutions

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Please let us know if you would like to become a partner in this work:

For more information on upcoming convenings or to join us in shaping future community and faith-based investing conversations,  please contact Pam Porter, Tom Abood, Babbie Jacobs, or Derek Peebles.