The Wi$dom Path: Money, Spirit, and Life began as an idea shared by members of the Unitarian Universalist Association President’s Council. Council members believe strongly that Unitarian Universalist individuals and congregations are longing for structured opportunities to talk about money and the way it intersects with our spiritual and ethical values. They conceived of a program that would go far beyond “Financial Literacy 101” to include such topics as personal and cultural money stories, economic justice, classism, gender socialization, and the impact of our financial decision making on our ability to live lives of meaning and purpose. Their hope was that such a program would free congregations, families, and individuals to speak openly about a subject that is sometimes fraught with unstated presumptions and unacknowledged tensions and would allow the creation of spiritually healthy approaches to money, generosity, economic justice, investment, and stewardship.
Because the President’s Council perceived this as a faith development initiative for adults of all ages and life stages, they partnered with the Faith Development Office of the Unitarian Universalist Association to develop this ground-breaking program as a component of the Tapestry of Faith series of lifespan faith development programs. The program follows the Tapestry of Faith model: it uses narrative to engage participants and provides justice-making and community-building activities every step of the way, while nurturing, supporting, and deepening lived Unitarian Universalist faith among participants. We are thrilled to invite you to experience The Wi$dom Path: Money, Spirit, and Life! May your engagement with this program create opportunities and pathways for a spiritually and ethically healthy relationship with money, in all the ways it touches our lives.