Economic Development Ministries / Poverty & Transformation Ministries

Austin congregation raises funds to build seven wells in Ethiopia

The following post comes from CBF partner church, First Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. AUSTIN, TEXAS– This past Advent season, the congregation of First Baptist Church of Austin challenged themselves to “spend less, in order to give more.”  In the generous spirit of a community that serves in love and compassion, First Austin members participated … Continue reading

Economic Development Ministries / General CBF / Missions / Poverty & Transformation Ministries

TV news coverage of Duke football players’ trip to Ethiopia

David and Merrie Harding’s work in Ethiopia received more attention on Friday when WTVD-TV in Raleigh-Durham aired this news story about the trip that their son, David, an offensive lineman on the Duke University football team, organized for his teammates and coaches. Continue reading

Economic Development Ministries / General CBF / Justice and Peacemaking Ministries / Poverty & Transformation Ministries

Questions about Microcredit

Microcredit providers currently make available an estimated $50+ Billion dollars to entrepreneurial borrowers around the world.  That’s twice as much money at work in microfinance as in 2006, when CBF Foundation first considered making microfinance investments available to endowment investment clients.  As the dollar volume in microcredit increases so do the questions and concerns about … Continue reading

Economic Development Ministries / Education Ministries / Justice and Peacemaking Ministries / Poverty & Transformation Ministries

Micro Enterprise Development: Stability Matters

Economic stability matters.  Tell me your favorite global issue and I bet economic stability for families is a fundamental part of the solution.  Are you passionate about global health?  Families with economic stability see the doctor.  Perhaps your heart is devoted to stopping hunger.  Families with economic stability eat.  Education?  Economically stable families send their … Continue reading

Economic Development Ministries / General CBF

Book Review: Tending to Eden, by Scott Sabin

In Tending to Eden: Environmental Stewardship for God’s People, Scott Sabin outlines the story of Plant with Purpose (PWP), a Christian non-profit agency seeking to resolve issues of poverty and environmental degradation, while emphasizing the important of environmental stewardship for Christians. As director of PWP, Sabin describes his discovery of the close connection between the … Continue reading