Resources for Challenging Times
It’s a Troublesome world
And the people who are in it
Are Troubled by Troubles
Almost every minute. Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss could easily be describing out current economic and social situation. Many of us have never faced an economic/social crisis of such depth and widespread impact. Others of us remember, to some extent, the Great Depression of the 1930’s and fear a repeat of the same. All of us are faced with this sudden change in society and must learn how to deal with a new and anxiety-creating reality.
We begin to deal with the new reality and its accompanying anxiety by exploring its different aspects, both theoretical and practical. The following resources were collected as a way to help us begin the exploration, organize our thoughts and plan for effective action.
If you have resources that should be included, please send them to Rev. Joan Van Becelaere, OMD District Executive, jvanbecelaere at ohiomeadville.org
THEOLOGICAL AND SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES: Articles and News Stories
BEST PRACTICES, STEWARDSHIP AND PRACTICAL ADVICE: Essays, Newsletter Columns, Memos And Other
STEWARDSHIP AND GENEROSITY RESOURCES FOR CONGREGATIONS: Websites, books, curricula and other resources compiled by the Annual Program Fund Staff on a variety of topics.
ORGANIZATIONAL LINKS AND NATIONAL RESOURCES: Food, Congregational Toolkit, Lifestyle, and Other
EDUCATING OUR CHILDREN ABOUT BASIC ECONOMIC ISSUES: Links to material from the Southern Poverty Law Center’s project “Teaching Tolerance.”