Yesterday I met Larry James and had a tour of Central Dallas Ministries. Today, Jeremy Gregg of the Ministries came by to talk about their upcoming capital campaign.
Mission of Central Dallas Ministries
To share the love of God in word, action and attitude while building genuine community in the neighborhoods where we live and work.
For Larry, three questions about the wealthy who might partner with him in the work.
- Who is our neighbor? Are those of us who live and work in the wealthy suburbs your neighbor? Are we included in the mission of your ministry? As means to an end, or as "Members of the Kingdom of Ends," as Kant put it, in our own right?
- What gift does CDM extend to those with material wealth? Who receives most from the gift exchange between wealthy and poor?
- Where is the best place in Dallas for wealthy people of conscience to come to talk about love, family, money, democracy, and community? A donut shop or a Crystal Charity Ball?
I as a pro bono Morals Tutor to America's Wealthiest Families, or World Class Fool, would volunteer to moderate conversations about love, money, power, and justice if anyone in Dallas were interested. I can't think of a better place than the conference room over the community food pantry. We can lecture on the Obligations of Wealth in a Just Society. If only the hungry show up, so be it. If no one shows up, you can sit in your office, and I outside it and we can blog.
Phil, thank you for your time today! I am very excited about the prospects of working with you and our donors.
Thanks for all that you are doing for our community!
Posted by: Jeremy Gregg | May 22, 2007 at 11:37 PM