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Educational series will help Episcopalians think about money

2001-293-3
10/11/2001
[Episcopal News Service]  After a year of exploring ways that money affects the life of Christians, a task force of lay and clergy Episcopalians around the country has proposed a new multimedia educational series called 'Rich at Heart: Making Peace with Money.' The multimedia series will be developed by the Episcopal Media Center in Atlanta. It will be responsible for developing the scripts and seeking funds, while relying on the task force for ideas, support and feedback.

In the wake of a drop in the stock market, and an outpouring of contributions for those caught in the terrorist attacks of September 11 in New York and the Pentagon, 'Money is on everybody's mind now,' said the Rev. Davis Fisher of Evanston, Illinois, who will serve as advisor for the project.

'People are taking inventory,' said Terry Parsons, stewardship coordinator at the Episcopal Church Center in New York. 'It's a great time to talk about money.' Ken Quigley of Morehouse Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a member of the task force, added that 'people are reflecting on what really matters. Today we are understanding in new ways the wealth of America versus the needs of the world.'