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Gods Economy

What's Money Got To Do With Talent?

Kalliope Lee | Posted 08.11.2013 | Religion
Kalliope Lee

I'm no biblical scholar. I don't even read the Bible regularly -- or, shall I say, religiously. But there are passages that have stuck with me and irrevocably informed the way I negotiate life. One of the most provocative, most puzzling and a personal favorite is "the Parable of the Talents."

Religion Comes To Davos

AP | DAN PERRY and RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 01.28.2013 | Religion

DAVOS, Switzerland -- Who created Davos, and why does it exist? Questions about God and religion were rife at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss r...

Pope Calls For New Ethical Economic Model

Reuters | Posted 02.13.2013 | Religion

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Pope Benedict on Friday called for a new economic model and ethical regula...

Choosing A Moral Economy

Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson | Posted 02.11.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson

As we collectively discuss future policies on taxation, spending and entitlements, we must remember that budgets are documents that reflect the conscience of a people. They illustrate who we are as a people, underscoring what we value and what we don't.

Societies Should Build Resilient Citizens

April L. Bogle | Posted 12.08.2012 | Religion
April L. Bogle

Just days before it became public that U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney had criticized 47 percent of Americans as being "dependent on the government," an Emory Law professor espoused the important role a society should play in helping its citizens build resilience.

Waxing 'Sacred Economics' With Charles Eisenstein

Jonathan Talat Phillips | Posted 12.08.2012 | Religion
Jonathan Talat Phillips

While political pundits, financial analysts and Occupiers fumble on how to transcend the intensifying global financial crisis, Eisenstein is trailblazing bold new ideas and possibilities for how we conduct monetary exchange.

Theology Of Capitalism: Entrepreneurs And Money-Changers

Morgan Guyton | Posted 12.04.2012 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

Jesus had plenty to say about entrepreneurs and money-changers that is relevant to thinking through a Christian response to the competing economic visions that are being set before us this election year.

God's Economic Justice: Year of Jubilee Deuteronomy 15:1-11

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 03.14.2012 | Black Voices
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

It is no secret that many persons and families are going through hard times. The rise of unemployment is alarming. Despite these economic realities, I believe that God is calling us this year to be one of Jubilee for our nation, world and global marketplace.

Elders Meet Occupiers: 20th And 21st-Century Movements Connect

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 01.31.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

A delegation from the Council of Elders (veteran leaders of the freedom and peace movements of the mid-20th century) recently led an interfaith service at Zuccotti Park. Hundreds of OWS activists took part.

Dave Ramsey's Deism And The Economics Of Jubilee

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 01.31.2012 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

Though Christian financial "guru" Dave Ramsey claims not to understand Occupy Wall Street, he does know why protesters want to raise taxes on the wealthy: We are sinners. "At the core of this demand," he says, "is envy."

In God's Economy, Everyone Has Enough

The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.18.2012 | Religion
The Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D.

I want us to get preoccupied with economic justice. I don't think we can rest until everyone has enough.

The "Un-Economy"

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The current global economy is in fact an "un-economy": it's unfair, unsustainable, unstable, and is making many people unhappy. Opportunity is a lost hope for many, as social mobility in America is now less than in Western Europe.

God's Economy

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