Welcome to our November 2022 issue on “Aligning Faith and Finances.” I’m excited about this edition of GreenMoney, because during more than 30 years of publishing we have had the opportunity to share many great articles, but rarely is an entire issue as stirring as this one. So, I encourage you to allow yourself some reading and reflection time for it. Don’t place it in the to-be-read-later file or you’ll miss something; read it now. Each article reflects thoughtful, practical, and yes, provocative thinking. Also watch our Featured Video a TEDX talk from author, money manager and former monk, Doug Lynam on How Monastic Wisdom Can Help Your Finances.
In this issue you’ll read about how different faith traditions are effectively incorporating community and impact investing to be even more, well, impactful, in our stewardship of each other and of the planet.
Enjoy the conversation. How does your faith influence your business practices and guide your investment decisions? What will you choose to profit from and what will you avoid as you align your faith and finances?
Our writers include: Amanda Joseph of Calvert Impact who looks at Investing in Justice and a Livable Future; Mark Regier of Praxis Mutual Funds and Everence Financial tells us why Faith-based Investing is Not Just a “Nice Thing” to do; Rob Carney of Eventide takes us on his personal journey of Aligning Faith with Finances; and Duane Roberts of Dana Investment Advisors looks at Economics for the Greater Good. You will also find Rosa Lee Harden of Neighborhood Economics and the SoCap Conference discussing Dave Ramsey, the Market, and Jesus.
We round out this issue with another new episode of our Featured Podcast: The Salmon People, from Canada’s National Observer.
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– Cliff Feigenbaum, publisher and founder
EPISODE 5: The salmon had been returning to the Fraser River for hundreds of years. In 2009, they didn’t. When whale biologist, Alex Morton’s day to testify at the Cohen Commission arrived, she was full of adrenaline. She could tell people what she had been seeing with the salmon for the past two decades. And she would reveal what she had found in the 500,000 pages of government documents submitted to the inquiry. Documents that had only been released to inquiry witnesses, and would go back under lock and key the moment the inquiry was over. It should have been a perfect Hollywood moment — like key scenes from Erin Brockovich, Dark Waters or even The Verdict. And when Alex made key documents public, they revealed how the health of wild salmon had been ignored by Fisheries and Oceans for decades.
The Salmon People podcast is a co-production between award-winning journalist Sandra Bartlett and Canada’s National Observer.
The K-LOVE Story is the true, miraculous journey of how God grew a single signal in Santa Rosa, California, into the largest Christian music radio network in the world – and it’s only just beginning.