In Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological and Economical Transformation, Cynthia D. Moe-Lobeda, a professor of Christian ethics, expresses her view that economic oppression, racism, and gender-based oppression are "inextricably intertwined." She calls upon those who are economically privileged (those able to make economic choices that promote economic justice and ecological health without endangering themselves or their dependents) to follow God’s call to love neighbor as self. Moe-Lobeda offers multiple practices for honoring each other and the Earth that promote the common good, equality, and justice for all:

  • When it comes to transportation and space, ask yourself if you need a new car or larger house. What would it mean to spend that money on public transportation or supporting local housing initiatives?
  • Invest your money in socially responsible and ethical ways. Here are some of the many investment indexes for companies’ environmental, social, and governance practices:

An investment professional should also be able to give you helpful information regarding responsible investing. There are also multiple websites that rate a company’s social responsibility for consumers, such as:

  • Petition your legislators at the local, state, and national levels to fund aid programs.
  • Support community-organizing campaigns, such as a living-wage campaign or a Jubilee Campaign to cancel debt.
  • Buy goods at alternative venues like co-ops and worker-owned businesses.
  • Consider using municipality-owned services like cable, phone, or internet services; local or regional banks; community-supported agriculture and farmers’ markets for your needs.
Habib Todd Boerger, Cynthia D. Moe-Lobeda in Practicing Democracy with Your Money by Habib Todd Boerger, Kristin Ritzau