Christian Humanism Challenged by Poverty, Inequality and Injustice

We are delighted to announce the 5th International Colloquium on Christian Humanism on Economics and Business hosted by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin, Germany, on October 24-25, 2016, in collaboration with the Markets, Culture and Ethics Research Center (MCE) at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. Other organizing institutions are IESE Barcelona, Chair of Business Ethics, the Faculty of Economics at the Universidad de Navarra/Spain, the Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington DC, the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, the Lumen Christi Institute at the University of Chicago, and the „Katholische Sozialwissenschaftliche Zentralstelle”, Mönchengladbach, Germany.

THEME: Christian Humanism Challenged by Poverty, Inequality and Injustice

DEADLINES:

January 31, 2016: Proposal of workshops and special tracks.

February 25, 2016: Paper proposal.

September 15, 2016: Full papers.

TENTATIVE TRACKS:

  • Meaning and dimensions of poverty.
  • Theological and philosophical aspects of justice and equality in business and social life.
  • Does the “option for the poor” make sense as a social
 principle for economic activity?
  • What is the connection, if any, between justice and equality and
 the economic function of the market?
  • In particular, what is the place of the principle of equality in the free economy?
  • How can free markets be articulated in such a way that they become inclusive?
  • How do ideologies favor or prevent the integration of the marginalized into the free market?
  • What can we learn from Catholic Social Teaching on the proposed topic?
  • What foundations can be provided for the integration of solidarity and sustainability into the free market?
  • How can love for the poor be integrated into business education?
  • Under what regulatory conditions is capitalism acceptable in the current historical context?
  • When do financial markets help overcome poverty?
  • How can free markets, integrated with solidarity and ecological concern,
 contribute to alleviating poverty?
  • How can practical corporate involvement be implemented in poor communities?
  • What can we learn from corporate volunteering for the poor?
  • Which are the current tendencies of the Bottom of the Pyramid-oriented business?

Details and updated information: http://christianhumanism2016.com

Contacts

Christian Humanism 2016
Daniela Ortiz Avram
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Contact of MCE Research Centre:
Giovanna Buono
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