Recent history has seen economic pressure as a powerful force for effecting social change. The goals of those who seek to harness this power differ dramatically according to their divergent understandings of the good life and the path to it. Small but visible minorities have successfully ended careers, steered marketing campaigns, and otherwise impacted the ways that businesses engage in the marketplace. To what extent, then, might these forces be creating a “false uniformity,” which Kuyper identified as “the curse of modern life?” As we have seen the rise of “identity politics,” do we stand on the verge of the emergence of “identity economics?” To what extent should our ethics and values enter into personal, organizational, and institutional economic decision-making? How might we live together in unity while respecting diversity?
Join us for this special, complimentary panel and reception held in conjunction with the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Boston, MA.
Please note: you do not need to be registered as an attendee of the Annual Meeting to attend this event.
Jordan Ballor, The Acton Institute
Anthony Bradley, The King’s College, New York
Kristen Deede Johnson, Western Seminary, Holland, MI
Miroslav Volf, Yale Center for Faith and Culture, New Haven