Crisis and Care

Meditations on Faith and Philanthropy

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Dustin D. Benac, Erin Weber-Johnson
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Cascade Books
    , June
     172 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


A deadly pandemic. Civic unrest. Economic uncertainty. The years between the 2016 and 2020 Presidential Elections exposed the vulnerability of our institutions--and ourselves--like never before. In the wake of uncertainty, the authors in this volume offer wisdom to make sense of the changes brought by these past four years. Reflecting how faith and philanthropy converge, they imagine alternative economies for faith communities, academia, and nonprofits, while also marking the unshakable encounter with grief and crisis. Authors linger in the space between what was and what will be to ask: what do we leave behind, what do we bring with us, and what possibilities exist where crisis and care converge? Their words and wisdom kindle philanthropic imagination in this moment of transition and change.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Dustin D. Benac is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellow at Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary. After a decade of research and work related to philanthropy and fundraising, he now works to support collaborative partnerships and leadership development across congregations, nonprofits, theological schools, and higher education. He lives in Waco, TX with wife, Casey, and children, Cade and Ellie.

Erin Weber-Johnson has fifteen years of experience in stewardship and philanthropy. After working in the grants office at Trinity Wall Street and the Episcopal Church Foundation, she now serves as Senior Fundraising Consultant with Vandersall Collective and as Faculty for Project Resource. She lives in St. Paul, MN with husband, Jered, and children, Jude and Simon-Henri.



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