• Bay Area Community Inspiration

    6-Part Economics Training Available for Bay Area Faith Leaders

    Faith-rooted economics is a training series for leaders based on a vision of a new equitable economy.  It is rooted in our deepest faith commitments, where values influence policy and alliances are built to take concrete actions for change.

    The 6-part faith-rooted economics training is presented by CLUE-CA (Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice) and the FAITHS Program of The San Francisco Foundation.

    What will I get out of it?

    • An exciting learning experience with participatory popular education methods
    • Tools to engage on issues you face in your economic justice work
    • A deeper understanding of the religious principles of fairness, equity, sustainability, and justice in the economy
    • Advocacy and economic development steps for your community as part of a Bay Area-wide plan for action
    Participants are REQUIRED TO ATTEND ALL SIX SESSIONS if possible.  This course is ideal for social action/ministry chairs, faith-based organizers, advocacy leaders in the congregation, and leaders of nonprofit organizations devoted to economic transformation.
    Where: East Bay Community Foundation, 200 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland

    When: Thursdays, 6 – 9 pm

    Topics covered:

    • April 18: Faith-rooted Values & Wealth Inequality:  A New Housing and Tax Policy. 6-9pm.
    • May 2: The Role of Governments: Budgets as Moral Documents. 6-9pm.
    • May 16:   The Economics of Immigration. 6-9pm.
    • May 30:   The Racial Divide — Globally and In Our Communities. 6-9pm.
    • June 13:   A Vision for Jobs in the New Economy. 6-9pm.
    • June 27:   Building a Bay Area Advocacy Plan for Economic Justice. 6-9pm.
    All sessions will take place at East Bay Community Foundation.


    1. Visit the registration website http://faithrootedeconomics.eventbrite.com/ and enter the password: FAITH
    2. Enter an Amount (enter $2 – $60).
    3. Click the RED Show other payment options, then click the GRAY Pay Offline button.  If you want to pay now by credit card, click the GREEN Order now button instead of the RED payment options.  Note a slight fee is added by the system.
    4. Enter your name and email address.
    5. Select the GREEN Pay By Check or the Green Pay at the Door, whichever you prefer.
    COST OF THE TRAININGS: The trainings are free, thanks to a grant from The San Francisco Foundation.  However, a meal and refreshments are served each evening, and we are asking for a voluntary donation of $60 ($10 per meal), or whatever you are able, to partially cover the cost of your meals. No one is turned away for a lack of funds though, so pay what you can.

    Please contact Rev. Ron Stief at stiefr@gmail.com or Michelle Myles Chambers at (415) 733-8539

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