Universal Basic Income (UBI)
Join the free half-day seminar on Friday
Friday, February 1, 2019
9 a.m. – noon
The subtitle of a recent bestselling book on universal basic income proclaims that a “universal basic income would end poverty, revolutionize work, and remake the world” (Lowrey, Crown, 2018). These are big promises, and yet much of the recent discussion of universal basic income says nothing about God’s promises to us. How might communities of faith engage this current public discussion? Are there ways in which our convictions about human sinfulness—and God’s gracious promises—intersect with these policy ideas?
Join us for a morning of exploration. Learn how universal basic income is defined and what the promises and contradictions of such a policy might be for communities of faith in urban, suburban, and rural areas. Mary Hess, Ph.D., who has been exploring theological implications of universal basic income with support from Luther’s Center for Stewardship Leaders, will host a series of short presentations and interactive discussions.
Whether you agree with it, disagree with it, or have no idea what to think about universal basic income, don’t miss this session.