HOPE resource library
The purpose of the Christian Economic Development (CED) Network is to create a community where Christ-centered organizations and individuals can share, learn, encourage, and support each other in pursuit of transformational economic development. In 2017, as the chairing organization of the CED Network, HOPE International piloted a survey of Christian microfinance institutions and savings groups to provide global data on the CED industry. The goal of the survey was to inform strategy and advance dialogue about challenges and opportunities identified among participants.
The HOPE Poverty Simulation invites you to take a first step by symbolically slipping into the shoes of men and women living in poverty, to try and understand what it’s like from the inside. The simulation is a 2 ½-hour, immersive, experiential learning opportunity designed to help participants symbolically experience the realities of a lifetime spent living in poverty. Over the course of the simulation, you will be confronted with a series of challenges that mimic the complex, everyday realities that men and women living in poverty are forced to grapple with.
Located in Lancaster, Pa., HOPE International’s Pathways out of Poverty exhibit is an interactive experience that invites visitors to remember the marginalized by walking alongside them for a moving journey from poverty to hope. This 30-minute experience, used regularly by small groups, youth groups, churches, and individuals, is an effective tool for generating valuable conversations about global poverty.
Developed by Bethel University and centered on the everyday economic decisions made by followers of Jesus, <em>The Economics of Flourishing: A Biblical Look into the Basics of Economics and Flourishing for Everyone</em> presents fundamental economic concepts that impact flourishing and offers a biblically-centered understanding of their importance. Download a preview copy of the curriculum or visit the Bethel University website below for more information. (Note: Links to third-party website)