Conference: Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Views on the Creation of Wealth

Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Views on the Creation of Wealth
on April 23-24, 2007 in the Hesburgh Center Auditorium at the University of Notre Dame

What role can and should the Abrahamic religions play in the creation of wealth?

Scholars from the United States, Europe, and the Middle East will address this question from multiple viewpoints.

The focus on wealth creation is of particular relevance for three reasons: First, the process of wealth creation in the last 50 years has showed both winners and losers, which poses the question why some nations are so rich and some so poor. Second, the worldwide discussion about “corporate social responsibility” or CSR seems to overlook the question how companies can and should create genuine wealth. Third, the firm’s objective of “maximizing shareholder value” or “adding value” is widely assumed without critical examination in economic and ethical terms.

The conference is sponsored by:

  • Mendoza College of Business with the Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business and the Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide
  • Department of Economics and Policy Studies
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Theology
  • Erasmus Institute
  • Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies
  • Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
  • Nanovic Institute for European Studies
  • For further information, registration, and the detailed agenda, see the website of the conference:

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