Collective

You are welcome to join our collective if you are part of a religious community for economic justice and have interests in social enterprises and socioeconomic structures.  Join us and serve the governance and growth of economic communities and community enterprises.

THE NEED

The urgency of economic community is felt everyday by people misled and exploited in the new economy.  In a world of opaque digital and global systems, people need real help to coordinate new economic reasoning, rights and results.  Isolated communities are the most vulnerable to false promises and direct abuse.  Our answer is to help people regroup and strengthen economic models that they control.

The urgency of economic community also is felt through an orthodoxy that counts social groups and social protections as threats to economic value.  We disagree and we look at more than markets for economic resources and results.  We endorse experiments led by people in all parts of society and anywhere in the world for ethical economic development.  What else do you think might count in economic participation and production?

Community enterprises governed by/with vulnerable people can manage economic issues and opportunities for powerful results.  Networked community members can find partners with expert talent and capital for managing resources and risks.  Community members can access information goods and services and seize authority as gatekeepers.  Open knowledge pools can lead to global communication and collaboration.

OUR CONTRIBUTION

We are a platform for religious people and networks to develop solutions and stories for economic community.  Religious partners view economic community in social and humanitarian terms and prioritize agendas of human belonging and justice.  Religious traditions also seek interfaith solutions as common goods.  Our people-centered network can be one of the practical solutions that you share with the world.  You are welcome to contribute to our work or develop your own plans and programs here.  Please learn more about our structures and strategies.

 

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