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Churches and Cooperatives Toolkit and Solidarity Circles Launch
Can churches and faith communities be a part of creating a new economy? And can a participating in new economy revitalize and transform churches and faith communities? On November 17 at 6:30pm CT, join the Wendland-Cook Program and the Southeast Center for Cooperative Development in a conversation on how clergy and faith leaders of religious institutions can join the solidarity and cooperative economy. Working for a more just economy is not an optional charity project: it is at the heart of many faith traditions. But Even faith itself can be distorted as the hallmarks of our current economic system find their way into our faith communities and theology. This webinar will launch the Churches and Cooperatives toolkit. We believe that worker cooperatives can be an approach to build power for economic structural change for that will transform both churches and for the community at large.

Want to get involved? The webinar will also feature an explanation of how churches can connect up with this work through a new program called Solidarity Circles. Solidarity Circles are virtual peer-networks for faith leaders, organizers, and clergy committed to the cooperative and solidarity economy. Over a 5-month period (February - June 2022), participants will engage in education, dialogue, and coaching on a specific project at their organization, church, or institution. Efforts will be made to help bring about participant's plan of actions, including developing plans for fundraising.

Join us on November 17 at 6:30PM CT, where we can explore the Churches and Cooperatives toolkit and explain how you can get involved in this work through the Solidarity Circles project.

Nov 17, 2021 06:30 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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