May 2008

Cover Story

Socially responsible investing has morphed into a $2 trillion mainstream industry.


How putting our money into community investments -- such as specific banks, credit unions, or microcredit funds -- can help create social change.
Teaching our kids (and ourselves) to be smart -- and generous -- about money.
For members of the philanthropic group Bolder Giving, generosity pays.
They say: Whom do I wrong by keeping my property? What, tell me, is your property? Where did you find it and brought it to your life?
How can we turn our money toward service to God and others? Get started with this guide to dozens of Web sites with nuts-and-bolts advice.
Five ways to put the brakes on predatory lending.
A biblical framework for understanding money's grip on us -- and how to break free.
From Dorothy Day's letter to the treasurer of New York City, 1960.
New investment strategies among native people help create holistic and sustainable communities.
How to live in the light of God's abundance and provision.


Serving God with your money, in boom times and bust.


Here at Sojourners, we neither toil nor spin.
Sadly, many white Americans are still in denial about black frustration and anger.

Culture Watch

Does economic growth depend on consumer spending?


When we sat down to plan this special issue on faith and money, the tune buzzing in the back of our heads was from that catchy Sunday school song, "This Little Light of Mine"-specifically the line,
Easter, Ascension, and Pentecost are not three distinct seasons, but rather celebrations of and grapplings with three aspects of Christ’s resurrection and what they mean about Jesus, God, Sp