Letter: Theuner was a champion of economic justice
Episcopal Bishop Doug Theuner was a champion not only of social justice, but also of economic justice.
His powerful moral voice and influence urged Episcopalians to find many ways to act on their faith. He challenged them, as people and as congregations, to think of their savings and endowments as instruments of their faith and to invest those resources in ways that helped create affordable housing and jobs in their local communities.
The knowledge that access to capital puts opportunity within the reach both of people with low incomes and of owners of small businesses was an integral part of how Theuner acted on his faith.
Theuner stood with us in hard times and good times. He was determined to strengthen the Community Loan Fund because we offer a practical way for those of faith to steward their resources and make opportunity possible, while still earning a financial return.
He made a difference for so many people who may never know it was his belief in them that made their opportunities possible. We’ll miss Theuner’s enthusiasm and tenacity in working for justice and opportunity for all.
(The writer is president of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund.)