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Talking about Money and Worth

Religious leaders have the responsibility (and opportunity!) to invite people of faith into a soul-deep conversation about money and, perhaps more importantly, about worth.  In our broad consumer culture, we don’t often think deeply about the implication of a common, shorthand question: “What is he or she worth?”  However, within the context of religious life making meaning around human life, we have a responsibility to interrogate the casual conflation of financial wealth and individual value.  Each person is “worth” infinitely more than we could record in a ledger, and our capitulation to the culture’s assignment of value based on assets or account balances is a failure of leadership. {Read more].

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Melissa Spas, Managing Director of Education & Engagement



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