Civilizing the Economy Conference
A New Way of Understanding Business?
Conference - April 9, 2010
Pope Benedict XVI's recent social encyclical on the marketplace Caritas in Veritate (Love in Truth) made the front page of many top magazines and financial newspapers across the world. Obviously this encyclical garnered the massive media attention for a reason and thus, deserves serious reflection by business leaders, academics, and religion scholars, Catholic and non-Catholic alike.
Because of this, Princeton University's Faith & Work Initiative hosted a conference to consider the practical and theological ramifications of Pope Benedict XVI's recent encyclical on the marketplace, Caritas in Veritate (Love in Truth). The conference, "Civilizing the Economy: A New Way of Understanding Business Enterprise?" was held at Princeton University on Friday April 9th, 2010. The Pope's new encyclical was used a springboard for a constructive conversation about religion, ethics, and the marketplace.
We hope those of you are interested in faith, ethics, and the marketplace will the video stimulating. The conference was designed to gather a mixture of thought leaders from the realms of business, academia, and religion, allowing them to engage each other and the attendees. This rare combination of leading marketplace practitioners and scholars offered insights into the practical and theological impact of Pope Benedict XVI's relevant yet provocative encyclical.