Our Purpose: To love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength and our neighbor as ourselves. (Matthew 22)

As members of South Church, all of us try to live our lives as Christians, and to extend Christian principles into our daily lives as we feel appropriate. Here at South Church, the Church Council recently authorized a group of members, with people from the Social Justice Coalition, The Board of World Service, The Green Team, and two career financial advisors, to initiate a conversation about Socially Responsible Investing (SRI).

This is not a simple discussion as there are a growing number of options available. Do you think we should adopt an SRI policy for all or part of our church Trust Fund investments? If not, why not? If so, what should that SRI policy look like? Your opinions, thoughts, and questions are important to all of us. Let’s discuss (meetings after worship on 4/15 and 5/20).

Each bullet point below has a link to reading resources.

General SRI Resources

Resources from The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

Resources from the National UCC

News articles that may be of interest

Climate Change, Gun Manufacturers, Racial Justice, Engaging as an Investor