The altered landscape of giving has both good and bad news
from Church Executive Magazine
People of faith are renowned for their charitable generosity. Amidst what economists are calling the "Great Recession," giving to religion is the one subsector of charitable giving that grew in 2008. This good news regarding religious giving comes as no surprise. In the 12 recessions since 1967, religion is the one subsector least affected by the economy with religious giving -- when adjusted for inflation -- declining but 0.1 percent. But amidst the good news there are storm clouds building on the horizon demanding our attention.
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