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Religion and Economics

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

David Briggs | Posted 06.22.2013 | Religion
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.

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...

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.

The Debt Limit: Crowd-Sourcing a Miracle

Rev. Anne Howard | Posted 10.01.2011 | Religion
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 | Religion
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 | Religion
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.