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An Interfaith Call for Justice and Compassion in Finance

Statement by participants of a Workshop on Faith and Finance reflecting upon the role of money and finance in the current economic and social order from their perspectives as Buddhists, Christians, and Muslims.

29 November 2015

 

 29 November 2015, Bangkok, Thailand

We, the participants of the Workshop on Faith and Finance, came together in Bangkok, Thailand from the 28 to 29 November 2015 to reflect upon the role of money and finance in the current economic and social order from our perspectives as Buddhists, Christians, and Muslims. Building on previous ecumenical initiatives and interreligious discussions, this workshop organized by the World Council of Churches sought to identify common ground for joint engagement and build mutual trust towards developing interfaith initiatives to transform the current international financial architecture which harms people and Earth. What connects us is our shared conviction of the need to revisit the market logic of the global financial system and critically re-think and constructively re-envision the functions of money and finance.

 

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