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Religion and Economics

How People of Faith Are Dealing With Conflict and Why the Truth Does Not Lie in the Middle

Joerg Rieger | Posted 10.22.2016 | Home
Joerg Rieger

So what is the wound of the people? There is no simple answer, but we are beginning to understand that this is the all-important question because it leads us to engage the conflicts from which we must not shy away and it prevents us from engaging in false ones.

Faith And Economic Growth: Drive To Succeed In Business Crosses Religious Traditions

David Briggs | Posted 06.22.2013 | Home
David Briggs

The idea of a Protestant or Puritan work ethic has worked its way into national lore. But in looking at the religious engines of economic growth, new research indicates it may be just as helpful to talk about an Islamic ethic or a Jewish ethic or a Buddhist ethic.

God's Economy

The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D. | Posted 12.18.2011 | Home
The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D.

In God's economy, a faithful coalition of people can have a greater impact toward a more just society when they pool resources, enact strategies, build bridges and challenge the status quo.

The Debt Limit: Crowd-Sourcing a Miracle

Rev. Anne Howard | Posted 10.01.2011 | Home
Rev. Anne Howard

We can get a glimpse of another way to respond to a crisis in the so-called "miracle story" of the feeding of the five thousand, one of the Jesus stories recorded in the Christian Scriptures.

You Are The Rich Man: Religion, Taxes And The U.S. Financial Crisis

David Briggs | Posted 10.01.2011 | Home
David Briggs

It's time to start making those struggling to meet basic needs more visible. Then maybe people might start to realize how well-off they are, and be willing to sacrifice a greater part of their discretionary income in taxes.

The Groupon Dilemma For Churches: Attracting Members Without Encouraging Cheapskates

David Briggs | Posted 07.11.2011 | Home
David Briggs

People were eager to take the free meals or special offers, but not so willing to keep coming back at prices businesses must charge to turn a profit. Churches, mosques and temples can empathize.