Reflections on my first encounter with the recently-deceased Marcus Borg.
The UMC is offering an pension fund that screens out environmental and human rights violators. Is the fund a step towards divestment seeking justice, or just an appeasement of individual conscience?
The Church holds the power to kick-start the whole world towards sustainable clean energy if it is willing to use its investments to fulfill its calling to love God and God’s Creation.
Any good that these affiliate giving programs might achieve in the short run is likely negated by the greater harm that they might cause in the long run to charitable giving.