Tools & Resources

Clergy Toolkit - Statements on the Economic Crisis and Economic Justice

February 24, 2012

The following is a list of denominations, religious bodies, and parachurch organizations' statements on the economic crisis and economic justice resources.

Evangelical and Parachurch Organizations
Interfaith Organizations
Mainline Protestant
Roman Catholic



Evangelical and Parachurch Organizations

World Vision - "U.S. economic crisis forcing families deeper into poverty"

Sojourners - "A Moral Economy: Faith, Values, and the Federal Budget"

Bread for the World - "Expanding the Circle of Protection," Offering of Letters 2012

Bread for the World Institute - A Just and Sustainable Recovery: Hunger Report 2010

Christian Community Development Association - "Future Profits: A Life Economics Curriculum"

Mennonite Central Committee - "Abundant Life: Economic Justice for All"

Circle of Protection

Tyndale Seminary




Jewish - Reform 
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism - "Economic Justice Through a Jewish Lens"

Jewish - Reconstructionist 
Jewish Reconstructionist Federation - "Political Activism as a Form of Prayer"

Jewish - Conservative 
The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism - "ARISE in Response to the Economic Crisis"

Jewish - Orthodox 
Uri L'Tzedek, Orthodox Social Justice - Torah sources



Interfaith Organizations

Interfaith Worker Justice - Unemployment and the Economic Crisis toolkit

Faith in Public Life - "War on the Working Poor"




Nation of Islam - "Goin’ Broke: Cities, states suffer as U.S. economic crisis creeps along", Jan. 29, 2011



Roman Catholic

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops - Economic Justice Resources



Mainline Protestant

The United Methodist Church - "Prophet Driven Economy" Resources

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America U.S. Hunger, Poverty and Economic Justice resources (includes ELCA social statement, "Sufficient, Sustainable Livelihood for All")

Presbyterian Church (USA) - Living Through Economic Crisis: The Church's Witness in Troubled Times"

United Church of Christ - Economic Crisis resources

Christian Church – Disciples of Christ - "We serve a God of abundance", Rev. Dr. Todd Adams

The Episcopal Church Economic Justice Resources

Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations - Economic Justice resources

AME-Zion - "In economic times like these, is there a word from the Lord?", a reflection by Bishop Kenneth Monroe

Church of God in Christ - "A Pastoral Statement on the Federal Debt Ceiling Debate", May 11, 2011, from Bishop Charles E Blake, Sr.