The Episcopal Network for Economic Justice



Economic Justice How-To Manual

Economic Justice Education Units

ENEJ Awards


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ENEJ Donation Form



ENEJ Leadership


Other Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

What is ENEJ?

The 1988 Episcopal General Convention committed the Church to a ministry of economic justice, encouraging investment in community-based economic programs. In response, diocesan committees and local congregations have supported and often initiated many kinds of community development projects, including loan funds, credit unions, worker-owned businesses and housing cooperatives. The Episcopal Network for Economic Justice was formed in 1996 to carry on the work begun by the EJIC (Economic Justice Implementation Committee), established to carry out the vision of the 1988 General Convention. ENEJ serves to strengthen and support those engaged in economic justice ministries and advocate for initiatives within the Episcopal Church.

ENEJ is funded by membership dues received from individuals, congregations, diocesan committees and other organizations. Its purposes are to provide a communication network, assist members in the development of resources, and advocate economic justice issues. Donation forms can be found below.

Mail-in ENEJ Contribution Form

Online ENEJ Contribution Form

Convention is an exciting time in our church life; particularly for ENEJ as it provides a formal stage to raise significant issues within the church and broader world. This year at General Convention ENEJ supports the following resolutions: D023 Support for Care Workers, D046 Supporting Child Welfare Systems and Foster Care, D047 Addressing Our Models for Mission and Ministry, D048 Supporting Public Investment in Post High-School Education and Training. Please vote in favor of these resolutions for the benefit of our entire communty.

ENEJ in collaboration with UBE has also produced issue papers pertinent to the 80th General Convention. These Issue Papers highlight critical issues while providing just responses to addressing the problems. Topics are: Education, Foster Care, Gender Inequality, Health Care, Incarceration, Unions, Voting Rights, and the Wealth Gap.

Remember to provide at least a $10 tip each day and every day for housekeeping. Consider tipping $20 due to the shortened Convention schedule. Tipping each day is significant because a different staff member may clean your room each day. This is a tangible way to have a positive impact on someone's life. A handout with general tipping guidelines is available

To become a member of the ENEJ network and receive our newsletter, write to Steven Simpkins at or fill out the form below.

To inquire about resources available to individuals and congregations click on Resources. Economic justice education units and technical assistance on setting up economic justice programs are available.

One major resource is our Economic Justice How-To Manual. One of our newer resources is our Community Investing Brochure and associated resource list. All of our resources are downloadable here, or can be ordered in print or on compact disc.

We also publish an electronic newsletter providing updates on ENEJ work, resources, and issues.  To contribute, contact Steven Simpkins at

Our resources include a how-to manual, popular education units, community investment booklet, issue papers, and Twenty Years Later, a review of seven national and global trends that confront people of faith concerned about economic justice.  All of these are downloadable here and may be available in hard copy or DVD from

As part of the Episcopal Networks Collaborative Joint Education Program ENEJ is producing a series of webinars. You can download these and use them in your ministry.



New! 2022 Issue Papers

2022 Issue Papers

Lectionary Project

Reflections on Rogation Days

Community Investing Resources

Community Investing Resources Directory

2020 Voter Guide

Vote for Justice

List your Economic Justice Project on the ENEJ Web Site

If you would like to make your local ministry known to the entire national church, please send a brief project description.

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