Instructor: Charon Hribar
Date: Friday, Feb. 26, 1:00 – 6:00 pm | Saturday, Feb. 27, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Budgets are moral documents. In a time of unprecedented productivity no one should be without the basic necessities of life and yet, in the US, 140 million people are poor or low income and billions more are poor worldwide. This course examines The Poor People’s Moral Budget, which was developed through the demands of the grassroots fusion movement – the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. The budget shows that our nation has abundant resources to meet the demands of the poor and address the widespread and systemic injustices we face. We will explore the theological and Biblical questions inherent in budgets, namely how our society decides to share God’s abundant resources. And we will show how the Poor People’s Moral Budget helps to challenge the narratives of scarcity, individualism, and neoliberalism and affirms the need to build a social movement grounded in the leadership of the poor.