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Moving Money is For Everyone: The Next Stage

by Steven Bonsey Something seems to be shifting in our country.  The availability of vaccines is beginning to show grounds for hope for relief from the pandemic.  On the political level, citizens watched as the Capitol, the scene of violent insurrection, became the site for an orderly transition of power […]

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Moving Money is For Everyone: Stage Four

Stage Four: Participation by Steven Bonsey The great room of the Bolinas bed and breakfast that Wisdom & Money rented for a weekend board retreat featured a panoramic view of the Pacific Coast from Stinson Beach to the south to Point Reyes up north. At the center of the vista, […]

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Moving Money Is For Everyone: Stage Three

Stage Three: Collaboration in Unity by Steven Bonsey One morning sometime in the mid-1990’s, at the Parish of St Clement, Honolulu, where I served as Rector, I stood from my prayer desk and looked out at the empty sanctuary.   I looked at the pews and prayer books and realized that […]

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Moving Money is For Everyone: Stage Two

Stage Two: Purpose by Steven Bonsey When Elisabeth and I came into the Boston Circle in the early 2000s, we had a question: How could we bring the management of our financial surplus into alignment with our Christian faith? We weren’t interested in conventional financial management that preserves and increases […]

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Moving Money Is For Everyone: Stage One

A reflection in four stages by Steven Bonsey Stage One: Personal Gift The Boston Circle —like the other retreat Circles in Wisdom & Money — welcomes people who know themselves to have more than enough money, or who come from a culture of having more than enough money.  I identify […]

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Listening to Mark 10 in Wildfire Season

A Lectio Divina Meditation by Rosemary Feerick  What do you pack in a go bag? Do you know what a go bag is? Do you live someplace where you have to know? That is what I was thinking about when Steven read the story of the rich man in Mark 10: […]

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Moving Money in this Moment

by Steven Bonsey For those of us holding concentrations of wealth, this seems like a good moment in which to let some money move into a hurting world in the flow of Spirit. And in a hurry. What might that look like? The pandemic, with its disproportionate impact on people […]

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Howl

by Rosemary Feerick In late May, I was sitting in my shelter-in-place doing my daily headline check when images of fires, protests and police in riot gear flashed across my screen.  The difference between the quiet in my home and what was happening on the streets felt surreal.  Reading the […]

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From Compulsive to Discerning Giving

by Steven Bonsey I first remember it happening with a classmate named Charlie not long after I was married.  We were at a graduate student party and had both enjoyed a couple of beers.  He was telling me his idea for applying new technology to an old social issue justice. […]

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