Emerging leaders for justice, with a gospel message. (Via Dr. Larry James.) More at Sojourners: Faith, Politics, Culture. Here is what they say about Planned Giving:
Planned giving possibilities include trusts, bequests, and insurance options. Including Sojourners in your will is a way more and more subscribers and supporters are making a substantial and lasting gift to a ministry they trust and believe in. Our planned giving experts can assist you in documenting your intention to strengthen Sojourners with a gift from your estate. Contact us at [email protected], or call (800) 714-7474.
Kind of dry, right? What if they, and organizations like them, approached Boomer constituents in the spirit of Christ, social justice, and social change and asked, "What are final things? What are the ultimate things in your life and your society, with your family, community, and God? Have you done your estate planning, your last Will and Testament in that sacred spirit, with an eye to what you have and what you owe and to whom, or have you done it with the Scribes and Pharisees of tax planning and those alone?' OK, I am too polemical. The point is that colleges, prep schools, social justice organizations, houses of worship, arts organization have a life affirming message that needs to guide the planning process from the top down, not be retrofitted to some little tactic of philanthropy. The spirit of a group like Sojourners can bring a death time plan to a life that is not snuffed out with death. You don't get that from the tax attorneys.
Preach on, Master Phil. Preach on!
Posted by: Jeremy Gregg | September 02, 2008 at 03:34 AM
We can get Larry, a Bible, a copy of Seneca' essays, and hang out in front of the law offices preaching, "Legacy planning for the night cometh when no man or woman can plan. While we are on earth, among our fellow mortals, let us cultivate our humanity." We probably need a permit, though.
Posted by: Phil | September 02, 2008 at 08:48 AM