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Mike Schut is the officer for Economic and… Building an Ethical Economy:A Live Webcast and chat with Mike Schut, author/editor of Money and Faith: The Search for Enough and Simpler Living, Compassionate Life: A Christian Perspective
Mike Schut is the officer for Economic and Environmental Affairs in the Episcopal Church.
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Quick Resource Overview
Check out these Episcopalian Resources/Networks
- The Episcopal Ecological Network is a good place to know about: www.eenonline.org. They have a "Green Team Frequently Asked Questions" at http://eenonline.org/educate/GTFAQ.htm.
- The Episcopal Network for Economic Justice: www.enej.org has excellent resources.
- The Episcopal Public Policy Network is an excellent resource; they provide alerts regarding policies/bills in Washington, DC. Sign up at www.episcopalchurch.org/eppn.htm.
- GreenFaith has an exciting new "Green Certification Program." www.greenfaith.org.
- Interfaith Power and Light (www.theregenerationproject.org) is “A Religious Response to Global Warming”
- The National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Working Group, of which The Episcopal Church is an active member: www.nccecojustice.org
- Earth Ministry is an excellent group: www.EarthMinistry.org
- Faith and Money Network, formerly Ministry of Money: www.ministryofmoney.org
- The Story of Stuff is an excellent twenty-minute video, www.storyofstuff.org
- Eco-Justice Ministries has a good summary of resources available: www.eco-justice.org
- Cobb, John B., Jr. Sustainability, Economics, Ecology, and Justice. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1992.
- DeWitt Calvin, Earth Wise
- McFague, Sallie. Life Abundant: Rethinking Theology and Economy for a Planet in Peril. Minn: Fortress Press, 2001.
- McKibben, Bill. Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future. New York: Times Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2007.
- Myers, Ched. The Biblical Vision of Sabbath Economics. Wash. DC: Tell the Word, Church of the Savior, 2001.
Michael Schut’s three books include an anthology of essays with community-building study guides built in. To order contact: amazon.com or www.earthministry.org:
- Simpler Living, Compassionate Life: A Christian Perspective won the second-best book of 2000 award by the Catholic Press Association
- Food and Faith: Justice, Joy, and Daily Bread
- Money and Faith: The Search for Enough
Socially Responsible Investing
- Firms like Calvert, Parnassus, Domini, Pax World Fund
- Banks: ShoreBank; ShoreBank Pacific
- Community Development Financial Institutions: www.cdfi.org
- Oikocredit, a faith-based micro-finance and investment organization: www.oikocredit.org
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