This program will address the current economic crisis through the lens of Christian ethics and principles.
These principles will then be applied to issues that are being discussed as part of the economic agenda including trade, debt, multinational corporations, development and subsidies.
There will be an emphasis on bridging the gap between those who live in plenty and those who live in poverty.
As we come to understand our commitment to justice, we realize that there is an economic component tied to each issue. Therefore we need to understand economic principles as we live out our Christian vocation in the modern world and as we enter into dialogue with corporations and government leaders as well as with those who are unemployed and homeless.
Overview of topics:
- A Brief History of Modern Economics
- Basic Principles and Definitions of Economics
- Domestic and International Economics including Bretton Woods Institutions (IMF/World Bank) and World Trade Organization
- International and Domestic Investments
- Homelessness and the Marginalized
- Economic systems today - a brief review
- Principles of economic justice
- Economic globalization and its differential effects
- Evidences of economic alternatives underway
- Action roles for social transformation
- Economic Issues in Light of Social Justice
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