Who We Are

W&M is a web of people of wealth who seek to align the flow of their financial resources with the Holy Spirit in service of Divine Love and Justice. Our work is rooted in ancient Christian traditions, contemplative and prophetic, and modern social movements for justice.

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What We Do

We offer multi-day retreats and one-day workshops during which we share our money stories with courage and compassion and explore the intersections of spiritual wisdom and social justice. We also share what we are learning through writing, speaking, blogging and newsletters.

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How We Do It

We draw our practices from Wisdom Christianity and modern social movements for justice. These practices support inner transformation and allow us to follow our deepest inner promptings into real-world action.

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Personal Stories

“One of my mantras from Tilden Edwards is “money is an icon and an energy of God that we are called to circulate with joy.” In our society money has become an idol.  To call it an icon means it is a portal for the energy and love of God to move into the world.  I am not just holding that as an abstract idea.  The ability to say I want to give $50,000 to this hospital has created so much joy in me.  And it has created so much joy in the people who are receiving it.”

“The day I left Haiti, I got on a 90-minute flight to Miami. From there I caught a three-hour flight to New York and then drove two hours to my family’s summer home in the Hamptons, one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country. In one day, in other words, I went from one of the poorest areas of the Western Hemisphere to one of the richest. It was disorienting and disturbing to realize where I stood in the global family. What could I do?”

“Our retreat group was thinking about funding a micro business in Rwanda. I said that someone had to put in the seed money. Helen and I decided that we would be the seed money. That was the beginning.  It was so freeing.  It was so easy.  It had nothing to do with what I gave; it was the gift that I received. The gift was fully coming from the Christ within me. The part of me that said, “you don’t have enough, be careful” felt safe through the incredible love of Christ.”

“I had been an investment banker and started thinking about the meaning of my work and the purpose of all the money that was being processed. I wondered, “What impact does all this money have in people’s lives?” I ended up having a mystical experience while praying on the subway which jarred me into realizing that I needed to answer the love that I was receiving from God in even more meaningful ways than I was.”

Upcoming Events

Intro to Wisdom Christianity

June 17, 2017

Lane Family Chapel, Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton, CA

This one day retreat will offer an introduction to the history, theology and practices of Wisdom Christianity.

Money As A Doorway To Transformation

June 24, 2017

The Cathedral of St. Paul, 138 Tremont Street Boston, MA

Money holds tremendous potential for generative creativity when it is allowed to flow in the stream of sacred love.  And yet our personal histories and inherited systems prevent this flow and distort the divine economy on earth.  

Wisdom & Money Retreat

November 2, 2017 — November 5, 2017

Earthrise Retreat Center, Petaluma California

How are the resources of human generosity best deployed to address the problems of our world?  What if the promising technological and entrepreneurial innovations of our age were aligned with the ancient wisdom of spiritual transformation and right action?

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From the Blog

From the Blog

  • March 27, 2017

    A Night In Heaven

    Last month I had the opportunity to travel to Rwanda with Steve Bonsey. Steve was invited by his friend, Reverend Philbert Kalisa, to lead a retreat

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  • January 19, 2017

    Why “Wisdom & Money”?

    With the new year, Wisdom & Money has launched. What’s in the name? As a new organization, Wisdom & Money continues the signature work of

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  • October 31, 2016

    The Surprisingly Complex Practice of Simplicity

    All fall I’ve been working on a piece on simplicity.  I’ve been trying to put in words the mysterious attraction I feel to something

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  • October 13, 2016

    Sacred Play and Embodied Love

    What you need to understand about me before I tell you this next story is that I was taught to lead with my mind. A product of private schools, I

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