By Nicholas Capaldi

Because the past due Nineteen Sixties American tradition has been all in favour of a fight to articulate an efficient company ethics. The scandals of Enron and WorldCom represent egregious examples of the absence or deficiency of moral decision-making in issues of trade. the aim of this quantity is to inaugurate a discussion at the universal components of all 3 Abrahamic traditions - Christianity, Islam, and Judaism - that contact on moral matters in enterprise. With greater than forty students, spiritual and company leaders becoming a member of the talk, this anthology is the start of a reconstruction of the knowledge of the connection among faith and trade.

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The same is true regarding the treatment of competition. The bishops’ perspective is that competition is destructive of human dignity, dangerous, and wasteful. Competition’s role in spurring innovation, expanding choice, and creating new industries with jobs while driving down costs and prices, is ignored.

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If Christianity is serious DISCONNECTS BETWEEN AMERICAN CHRISTIANITY AND CAPITALISM 39 about engaging capitalism in a constructive conversation, seminary programs need to add an internship in corporate settings to the ministerial education curriculum. Theology students need to experience the legitimate sacrifice and selflessness required of workers engaged in the complex internal and external corporate relationships identified in Nash and McLennan’s research. They will learn corporations are much more than profit machines.

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