CommonBound Network Gathering: "People of Faith Creating an Inclusive Economy"

People of faith have been active agents in movements for racial, gender, economic, and environmental justice- whether through praying, preaching, and educating people in the pews, movement building or advocacy.

We now can apply these values by supporting what Pope Francis calls an “economy of inclusion” that benefits Earth and all people, especially the most vulnerable and marginalized. Examples include co-ops, local food systems, alternative currencies, affordable housing and small-scale and community driven energy projects. In these ways, we are building resilient communities in the face of an economic system that puts profit before people.

Come join the conversation to learn more about what people of faith are doing in local communities in the U.S. and globally, share what you are doing in relationship with faith communities, and find a deeper sense of connection with people of all faiths that want to build what Pope Francis calls an “economy of inclusion.”

In this network gathering, we will:

  • Unpack what diverse faith traditions teach us about how to build an economy for all God’s people and the earth
  • Hear and share stories of how people of faith are engaging in alternative economic systems from organizing to practice
  • Map where faith communities are involved in the new economy across the country
  • Start a conversation on how we might do a joint activity or other follow up after Commonbound.

This gathering is sponsored by the Faith Economy Ecology (FEE) Transformation Working Group and Quaker Earth Witness. To learn more about the FEE working group visit:

This network gathering is open to all CommonBound attendees. We welcome people of all faiths and conscience to join us! For more information, please contact cschwabe [at] We welcome people of all faiths and conscience to join us!


  • Chloe Schwabe, (Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, Faith Economy Ecology Transition Working Group)
  • Marianne Comfort, (Sisters of Mercy)
  • Susan Thompson, (Medical Mission Sisters)