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Economy of Life

“An economy of life is not only possible, it is in the making, and justice lies at its foundation.” — PWE Call for Action The enormous economic changes of recent years have highlighted problematic aspects and disturbing trends in our prevailing economic system. It will never be able to eradicate poverty nor safeguard God’s wondrous creation.

The AGAPE Process from Porto Alegre to Busan

Edited by Rogate R. Mshana and Athena Peralta

Specs: 130 pages, A5, paper, perfect bound, 4-colour cover
Topic: Economics / Religion
ISBN 978-2-8254-1594-8
Price: CHF 7.00; £5.00; €5.00; $7.00; March 2015

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“An economy of life is not only possible, it is in the making, and justice lies at its foundation.”

—PWE Call for Action
The enormous economic changes of recent years have highlighted problematic aspects and disturbing trends in our prevailing economic system. It will never be able to eradicate poverty nor safeguard God’s wondrous creation.
This slim volume chronicles the important work that the World Council of Churches has undertaken to understand the crucial connections between poverty, wealth and ecology. It also proposes ways to bring about a just, participatory and sustainable economic system, in which all human beings, other living creatures and our planetary home are cared for. Written for churches and the ecumenical family, it is designed to enable them to address these critical issues in their life and work as an imperative of faith.

 

Rogate R. Mshana served as Programme Executive for Poverty, Wealth and Ecology in the World Council of Churches.

Athena Peralta worked as a developmental economist  for the National Economic and Development Authority of the Philippines before joining the PWE project in 2002 as a Philippine-based consultant. 

Click here to download the table of contents, introduction and chapter 1 (pdf)