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Finances & Economics

Explores the relationship between economics and the environment from both a macro/systems and micro/finance perspective

After Earth Day: Continuing the Conservation Effort
Editor: Oelschlaeger, Max. This collection of 16 often-stimulating essays on the polities, science and philosophy of conservation grew out of a 1991 conference held at the University of North Texas. Oelsehlaeger (The Idea of Wilderness) ends the book by suggesting that, in our current culture, religion is fundamental to solving ecological crises.
Economics for Community: The Role of the Church
"Economics for Community: The Role of the Church." The workshop considers the kinds of communities the economy should serve and how it can serve them. Although the Church is not one of these communities, it is uniquely related to them.
Economism, Earthism, and the Christian Faith
Since World War II economic growth has replaced national power and well-being as the primary goal of society. The result of this "economism" is the exclusion of the poor and the rape of the earth. The strongest and most hopeful reaction has been a new devotion to the earth. Christians need to appraise "economism" and "earthism" and find their own contribution.
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
"For thirty-seven years the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) has been a leader of the corporate social responsibility movement. ICCR's membership is an association of 275 faith- based institutional investors, including national denominations, religious communities, pension funds, foundations, hospital corporations, economic development funds, asset management companies, colleges, and unions. ICCR and its members press companies to be socially and environmentally responsible. Each year ICCR-member religious institutional investors sponsor over 200 shareholder resolutions on major social and environmental issues."
Living More with Less
Author: Longacre, Doris Janzen. Longacre provides a pattern for living with less and a wealth of practical suggestions from around the world in chapters on money, clothing, homes, transportation and travel, celebrations, and recreation.
Money & Faith: The Search for Enough
An Earth Ministry publication that explores money from the perspective of faith and the environment.
Money Enough: Everyday Practices for Living Faithfully in the Global Economy
Author: Douglas A. Hicks In this timely resource, author Douglas A. Hicks offers a faith-based account of the global economy and our place in it. Money Enough is filled with insight and wise advice that walks the line between rejecting the marketplace and accepting its excesses. Using well-chosen illustrative examples, the book shows how to develop practices that help us survive in hard times and reach out to others.
Sustainability, Economics, Ecology, and Justice
Author: Cobb, John B., Jr.. This book, a collection of essays written over a ten-year period, is an approachable treatment of the economic and environmental linkages explored in For the Common Good.
Sustaining the Common Good; A Christian Perspective on the Global Economy
Author: John B. Cobb, Jr. This book is an analysis of the assumptions of the economic theory on which the current global economy is based and of the dramatic increase in poverty for most of the world to which the global economy has led.
The Consumer Society
Editors: Neva R. Goodwin, Frank Ackerman, and David Kiron. The Consumer Society provides brief summaries of the most important and influential writings on the environmental, moral, and social implications of a consumer society and consumer lifestyles.
The Consuming Passion: Christianity and the Consumer Culture
Editor: Rodney Clapp. Convinced that nothing may influence and affect the faith of Christians in the Western, "developed" world so much as consumerism, the editor of Consuming Passion has brought together articles showing how people of faith might best respond to this reality.
What Are People For?
Author: Berry, Wendell. This more current analysis of American economic and agricultural systems provides a thought- and action-inspiring sequel to his earlier The Unsettling of America.
Where the Dragon Meets the Angry River: Nature and Power in the People's Republic of China
Author: R. Edward Grumbine. With much information on Beijing's efforts to reach an equitable solution to address growth in the developing world, Grumbine's careful reconsideration of world conservation efforts is an important read for policy makers and grass-roots advocates.
Who's Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies, and Global Economics
Publisher: Bullfrog Films. Waring challenges the myths of economics, and our tacit compliance with political agendas that masquerade as objective economic policy.
Your Money or Your Life: A Group Study Guide for Contemporary Christians
To be used with the book "Your Money or Your Life" by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin. Produced by the New Road Map Foundation. If Jesus returned to Earth and paid us a visit, what might he think of the way we live? Would he see us as responsible and compassionate stewards of creation? Contemporary Christians face a major challenge: aligning their everyday actions in the realm of money with their deepest values. This study guide was created in response to hundreds of requests form church members and clergy who had already discovered for themselves the power of the program in "Your Money or Your Life."
Your Money or Your Life; Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence
Author: Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin. There's a big difference between "making a living" and making a life. Do you spend more than you earn? Does making a living feel more like making a dying? Do you dislike your job but can't afford to leave it? Is money fragmenting your time, your relationships with family and friends? If so, Your Money or Your Life is for you.
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