Poverty and inequality: our ethical challenges feb 17 2015 responding to father adolfo nicolas, superior general of the society of jesus, has spoken about four challenges facing humankind the berkley forum offers an online space for rigorous debate on critical issues of the day at the intersection of religion, law, ethics, and world.
The effect of religion on poverty poverty is a human condition social, economic, psychological and political factors affect society and can alleviate as well as stimulate poverty religion provides a unique perspective on the phenomenon of poverty this article suggests three functions of religion regarding poverty.
The recent recession underscored the need for savings at all levels of wealth, and the importance of religion in american culture suggests that this may be an important part of the explanation for. Comparative religious ethics and social concerns fall 2006 wealth and poverty, and the global economy), violence (including discussions of violence against women, capital punishment, war, and terrorism), and the rel 336-01, comparative religious ethics and social concerns students who are.
“the writers who contributed to religion and poverty used a diverse array of sources to support their arguments and to make intellectual connections ultimately, [this book] offers a valuable contribution to the discourse on the role of religion in both creating and sustaining poverty. Through multivariate analysis the author is also able to establish that there exists a strong direct relationship of religion to wealth “even with all these factors controlled [such as respondents’ education, income, and more], religion is a very strong predictor of adult wealth” (p 132. This reflects the strong relationship between a country's socioeconomic status and the religiosity of its residents in the world's poorest countries -- those with average per-capita incomes of $2,000 or lower -- the median proportion who say religion is important in their daily lives is 95.
If fresh investigations of class as a relationship throw new light on wealth and poverty and what to do about it, investigations that bring together religion, theology, and class have the potential to deepen our understanding further.