Sunday, November 16, 2008

MONEY IN, MONEY OUT: Testing Faith

From the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

You don't have to be an economist to tell which way the financial winds are blowing.

You could just as well be a minister, rabbi or imam, all of whom are waiting to see how a roiling economy might affect both their flocks and their ability to minister to them.

Local clergy already have noticed spillover effects from the economic uncertainty. For example, several say they've seen an increase in requests for assistance -- food pantry distributions and help with rent payments -- from congregants.

The Rev. Eldwin Lovelady, rector of All Saints Episcopal Church, says members of his church -- which includes Filipino and Hispanic communities -- now are being asked to pledge contributions for the coming year.

1 comment:

PseudoPiskie said...

The millions spent by the LDS and others in California to declare a segment of the US population unworthy of the civil rights everyone else enjoys could have been put to better use?