God and the Global Economy

Speaker(s): Fr. Raymond de Souza, Gideon Strauss, Iain Provan, Jonathan Wellum, Mark Polet, Paul Mills, Paul Oslington, Paul Williams, Peter Stockland, Ray Pennings, Stephen Long, Emile Van Velsen
Date: April 2010
Length: 10 hr 5 min
Product ID: RGDL4007S

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This two-day conference invites some of the best thinkers and practitioners in international political economy and theology to respond to the Pope's encyclical Caritas in Veritate. Sessions include:

  • Keynote Presentation - Stephen Long; Reponse by Fr. Raymond de Souza
  • Capital - Paul Mills and Jonathan Wellum; Panel DIscussion
  • Labour - Emile van Velsen and Ray Pennings; Panel Discussion
  • Resources - Iain Provan and Mark Polet; Panel Discussion
  • Output/Income - Gideon Strauss and Paul Oslington; Panel Discussion
  • Reflections and Final Remarks - Peter Stockland and Paul Williams

See All Audio by Fr. Raymond de Souza Gideon Strauss Iain Provan Jonathan Wellum Mark Polet Paul Mills Paul Oslington Paul Williams Peter Stockland Ray Pennings Stephen Long Emile Van Velsen

Fr. Raymond de Souza is a trained economist, father within the Kingston Archdiocese and regular contributor to various Canadian publications.

Gideon Strauss is president of the Center for Public Justice and editor of Comment. From 1999 to 2009, he was research and education director for the Christian Labour Association of Canada.

Iain W. Provan is the E. Marshall Shepherd Professor of Biblical Studies (Old Testament) at Regent College. He has previously taught at King's College London, the University of Wales, and the University of Edinburgh. He is author of Seriously Dangerous Religion: What the Old Testament Really Says and Why it Matters, Convenient Myths: The Axial Age, Dark Green Religion, and the World that Never Was, commentaries on 1 & 2 Kings, Ecclesiastes & Song of Songs, and Lamentations, and co-author (with V. Phillips Long and Tremper Longman III) of A Biblical History of Israel. He is also a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge.

Jonathan Wellum is the current CEO and CIO of RockLinc Investment Partners and was formerly the CEO of AIC Limited.

Mark Polet brings 33 years of experience as a professional biologist reconciling the tension between man-made and natural ecologies through environmental impact assessments, habitat restoration, and integrated environmental and occupational health systems in thirteen countries. As an entrepreneur, he has established three environmental firms, and currently works for Klohn Crippen Berger. Mark is also a liturgical poet.

Paul Mills is a Senior Economist in the IMF's Monetary and Capital Markets Department.

Paul Oslington is professor at Australian Catholic University where his appointment is jointly in the School of Business and School of Theology. He was previously Professor of Economics and Finance at University of Notre Dame.

Paul Williams is Research Professor of Marketplace Theology & Leadershipnat Regent College. Previously, he was Chief Economist and Head of International Research for DTZ Holdings, an international real estate consulting and investment banking group headquartered in London, UK.

Peter Stockland is the Executive Director of the Centre for Cultural Renewal. Mr. Stockland comes to the executive director's position from Readers' Digest Magazines Canada Ltd., where he was vice-president of English-language magazines. He currently runs his own media relations company, Prima Communication, in Montreal.

Ray Pennings is a Senior Fellow and Director of Research at Cardus and is one of Canada's top authorities on industrial relations, public policy and political activism.

Stephen Long is Professor of Systematic Theology at Marquette University and the author of The Divine Economy: Theology and Market, which details a Christian approach to economics based in the school of Radical orthodoxy.

Emile Van Velsen is Sector Manager on Policy, Communications and International Departments at CNV (National Federation of Christian Trade Unions in the Netherlands).

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