Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Community Development

Faith Institutions Fostering Economic Stability

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
101 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Contact

Lena Robinson, Regional Manager
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
(415) 974-2717

This forum on Faith Institutions as Community Based Organizations will explore how churches and clergy are currently engaged with people, place, and partnerships beyond their primary purpose as a faith institution. Attendees will learn about some of the coalitions that have formed to work collectively on significant social challenges. Dynamic and experienced faith practitioners will discuss how they are building their capacity and harnessing the resources to be change agents and solution providers. This forum is intended for faith leaders from those communities that are the most economically disadvantaged1 as well as those who are interested in learning how they can do more to foster economic stability for their communities and members.

Attendees will be able to hear strategies and share ideas for how faith institutions can foster greater social cohesion, financial stability and community development through their messages, programs and partnerships. Join fellow clergy and religious leaders from various faith traditions to gain a deeper understanding about some of the most pressing issues facing members of your congregations and communities and discuss where faith institutions can intervene to promote solutions.


1. Focus is Bayview Hunters Point, East Palo Alto, East San Jose, Richmond, Antioch, West Oakland, East Oakland, South Hayward, Vallejo.

Sponsors

  • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco