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Learn How to Handle Your Mortgage… In Church

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The Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn is concerned that the recent rash of foreclosures, if it continues, will degenerate the neighborhood into its recent crime-ridden past. To combat this possible future, the church has now begun offering “Housing Crisis” workshops alongside its Sunday school religious lessons.

Are pastors and Sunday school teachers extolling the values of living within your means, buying only what you can afford, and negotiating with creditors to manage your mortgage payments? No, the church is bringing in housing experts, unaffiliated I would assume, to speak to the congregation.

This program seems to be a good idea on the surface. I don’t think the religious setting would cause too much conflict. I think secular schools and other community institutions would benefit — and it would benefit their communities as well — by offering adult education courses following this example.

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avatar Adfecto

Seems like a great idea. Anywhere financial literacy is being taught is a good thing (assuming it is not bias by some ulterior motives).

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avatar KC

Dave Ramsey has always encouraged churches to educate their members on financial literacy. He believes that it is in the church’s best interest because it will allow their members to give more and he’s probably right.

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avatar Mike S

The church is bringing in ‘housing experts.’ That’s a scary thought!

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