What sorts of changes can be made to render the present economic order more just? Are there religious roots or responses to the present economic structure and its recent crisis?
Nine theologians met in Geneva 31 May and 1 June to explore critical theological tools and insights supportive of new economic arrangements.
Several participants have also participated in the World Council of Churches (WCC) programme on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology and its “greed line” project.
The conference was sponsored by the John Knox International Reformed Centre, Geneva, in celebration of its 60th anniversary, and participants were welcomed by Centre president Cyril Ritchie. Plans call for publication of the conference papers in the John Knox Series in collaboration with WCC Publications.
Conference organizer Dr Tatha Wiley said, “We invited theologians to an intense conversation about the most critical problems of today’s global economics, but they also shared the strong biblical, theological, and ethical resources for understanding and reforming the global economy.”