Dismantling Racism & Inequality
Faith Based Community Investing Series Part 2
This series builds on the presentation given by the Unitarian Universalist Community last August in which over 150 registered. The event was the first step to educating and activating faith-based organizations, foundations, and individuals about Community Investing, CDFIs, Community Land Trusts, and other Main Street Lending options to fight racism and oppression.
November 10th Panelists TBA:
We are organizing this series under the theme of Beloved Community. Beloved Community happens when people of diverse racial, ethnic, educational, class, gender, abilities, sexual orientation backgrounds/identities come together in an interdependent relationship of love, mutual respect, and care that seeks to realize justice within the community and in the broader world. We believe developing relationships with and investing in local economies that serve under resourced communities is an action that can help to dismantle racism accountably and other oppressions in ourselves, institutions and the economy.
The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called for the creation of a “Beloved Community” in his last book, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? Written shortly before his assassination in 1968. He wrote: “The goal toward which we must strive is the creation of the beloved community.” This will require a qualitative change in our souls and a quantitative change in our lives. The first stage of the process will be marked by a profound and honest concern for others and opening ourselves to receive them. This requires us to develop a new kind of empathy based on shared commitment which enables us to see the world from the standpoint of the other.
Join us for these critical conversations and interfaith collaboration! It is time to align our money with our faith, values and principles to achieve Beloved Community.