The Progressive Congregation Network (PCN), to be held on Thursday, January 23rd from 1:30-3:30 PM, at Highlands United Methodist Church (3131 Osceola St, Denver, CO 80212). The PCN is a gathering of leaders, ordained and otherwise, who are at the leading edge of faith-infused action in the Denver metro area.
At our last meeting, drawing on the work of racial justice scholar Ibram X. Kendi, we discussed the inadequacy of education, love, and good vibes to make justice without parallel changes to policy and economic structures. At this month’s gathering, Nathan and Yessica will build on that foundation, leading us in discussions on alternative economic paradigms and strategies for building a just economy.
Many of us have a sense of what’s broken in our economy: skyrocketing inequality, flat wages, a decimated environment, unattainable housing and bloated household debt. But what are the options? What local strategies can be implemented by congregations to help build a new economy of justice, sustainability, and life?
Nathan and Yessica will present on the forces draining financial well-being from low-income Coloradans and present on emerging paradigms and strategies for building local, wealth-building economies for disinvested communities. Part of the content will draw on Nathan’s recent trip to Zambia, where he studied ways to build a just economy with faith-rooted economic leaders from around the world, led by the World Council of Churches.
Come to learn about and discuss:
Faith-rooted framings for deepening our economic relationships to one another
Upcoming economic justice policy issues you can advocate for/against in the 2018 legislative session
Global and local perspectives on the barriers and strategies to economic justice
Concrete actions your community can take to build wealth alongside marginalized peoples
Please take fifteen minutes to watch this interview of Jessica Gordon Nembhard recount historical efforts by African American communities to build local cooperative economies.
Please RSVP so we can assure enough space for our group! We’re excited to see you and to get to work, together. You are needed.