Beyond the first step of acknowledgment, some faith communities are taking up concrete reparations as a way of demonstrating authentic repentance for their role in systemic oppression.
Cass Community United Methodist Church plans to build a village of 25 tiny houses that the working poor or formerly homeless can rent to own.
A monthlong fast led a church to donate $150,000 to students at HBCUs who needed financial assistance in order to graduate.
Alfred Street Baptist Church donated $1 million to Jackson State University during a water crisis to help students who had incurred related expenses and to help the university respond to the crisis.
After a pastor receives a large donation to be used for community ministry, church leadership pursues alliances with local leaders to pay off medical debt.
Church's money management lessons lead to transformation in an impoverished neighborhood.
Insights, a bi-weekly e-newsletter, is a resource for the religious community and fundraisers of faith-based organizations that provides:
- Reflections on important developments in the field of faith and giving
- Recommended books, studies and articles
- Upcoming Lake Institute events