This Simpler Living OneEarth Podcast is a co-production of Simple Living Works! and The Common Good Podcast (OneEarth Jubilee).
This month Lee speaks with Mike Little, director of the Faith & Money Network, an organization that works “… to equip people to transform their relationship with money, to live with integrity and intentionality, and to participate in creating a more equitable world.”
Linking money to faith, when it affects ALL our uses of money and not just our giving, is itself a radical position. Faith & Money Network has many valuable resources to work on our relationship with ALL of our money. We recommend we all write our own money autobiography following the guide on their helpful website.
Since he began as director in 2007, Mike has led trips of perspective in Haiti, India, Nicaragua, South Africa, and the US. Mike has consulted extensively with nonprofits to help them clarify the role of money in their personal and organizational lives and develop the spiritual grounding to raise money to fund their missions. Serving on several boards of directors over the past 25 years, Mike is currently on the board for Life Asset Financial Center, an emerging Church of the Saviour ministry that provides access to financial services for people who face barriers to using traditional financial institutions. (For more bio)
Listen to this conversation in the context of the current U.S. economy as it’s exposed for its inability to deal with grotesque income and wealth gaps—to wit, the stock market is at all-time highs but the number of people without work and others who are underpaid is much too high for our economy to meet the standards of faith, financial morality, or an economy to hold up as a model.