Sunday, April 29, 2018

#119 / Money And Soul

Pendle Hill, pictured above, is located in England. This is where George Fox had a vision in 1652 that led to the foundation of the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers.

There is also a Pendle Hill Quaker Study, Retreat, and Conference Center, located in Wallingford, Pennsylvania. Among other things, the Pendle Hill Center in Pennsylvania publishes periodic pamphlets on religious and related matters. 

For many years, I have subscribed to the Pendle Hill pamphlets. Click the link if you would like to see what is available. Many of the Pendle Hill pamphlets are quite suitable for, and will be of interest to, even non-Quaker readers!

The very latest Pendle Hill pamphlet is definitely one of those. At least I think so. It is titled, Money And Soul, and is authored by Pamela Haines, who has coauthored an entire book on the subject of this pamphlet. The book is called, Toward a Right Relationship with Finance: Interest, Debt, Growth, and Security. Haines is calling for a radical change to our current economic system, and she makes the following statement in the pamphlet:

It's sobering to realize that it's easier for many of us to imagine the end of the world than a new economic system.

Considering the likelihood that our continuing failure of imagination with respect to creating a new economic system will almost certainly deliver us to the end of the world, and that such a failure of imagination will be "lethal," to use Haines' word, it would probably be a good idea to start exercising our imaginations a lot more.  

Money and Soul would be a good place to start!

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