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

Retreat In Place: Engaging with Money as a Spiritual Practice

May 28, 2020 — May 31, 2020

In Our Homes

What if our financial resources were aligned with the ancient wisdom of spiritual transformation and right action?  The contemplative stream of Wisdom Christianity offers practices that aid both the inner healing and the opening of the heart that bring us and our money into resonance with higher knowing. This "retreat in place" is intended for people who know that they have more than enough financial wealth.  It will offer an experience of the contemplative practices and money conversations that comprise the work of Wisdom & Money Circles.  Each of us will enter into the retreat in our home locations.

Journey Into Unity: What Can We Learn From Rwanda

June 2, 2020 — June 14, 2020

Kigali, Rwanda

Due to Covid-19, this journey has been postponed.  In the meantime, the circle of travelers continues to meet via zoom to prepare and reflect on living in unity.    

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From the Blog

From the Blog

  • March 20, 2020

    Holding The Light

    by Rose Feerick On Ash Wednesday, I was in Atlanta for Wisdom & Money’s board retreat.  After a day of meetings, Steven, Nancy and I headed to

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  • February 5, 2020

    Adventure with Money and Spirit

    By Fletcher Farrar My friend Fletcher, a member of Wisdom & Money’s Boston Retreat Circle, recently responded to a Wisdom & Money gift

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  • January 4, 2020

    Invitation

    Christmas Retreat 2019 I wake to the deep quiet and spectacular beauty of New Camaldoli Hermitage.  Outside, water drips off the small house that

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  • November 30, 2019

    Invitation to make a gift

    Greetings family, gina Breedlove here, Treasurer of Wisdom & Money. I pray this finds each of you well and good as we move toward the end of

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