Category Archives: Business & Finance

Work : A means to an end?

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We affirm that work was meant for the human good, for humanity’s flourishing, for agents capable of assuming responsibilities and therefore acquiring a sense of dignity. However, work is exceedingly becoming an idol. Late hours are the becoming the norm, burnouts are multiplying, families are being torn apart. Therefore, we call employers to a higher […]

Good Work?

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While each person is gifted with an unique capacity to enhance family and community life through their work, activities and relationships, something else is also at play. A toxic cocktail of workload, pressure and precarious employment is leaving people drained and disenchanted. Erosion of relationships, health and sense of purpose is becoming the new normal. […]

Redeeming Influence at Workplace

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Christ gave himself to redeem us from all lawlessness, which includes every domain of society. However, today there is a big disconnect between the secular and sacred within churches and Christian community concerning one’s professional calling. We as Christians have abandoned our rightful position to the world and allowed it to set standards for us: […]

From aid to enterprise

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The true and ultimate purpose of business is to increase human wellbeing for the glory of God. When people are empowered to create wealth in accord with this ideal they experience a sense of dignity and responsibility towards society. Unfortunately, the wealthy tend to regard their responsibilities towards the poor in terms of aid. This […]

From Capitalism to Responsible Investment

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We acknowledge the worth of putting surplus capital/resources to good use and sharing the rewards of enterprise between providers and users of capital. However, capitalism has been uprooted from this relational context to focus increasingly on maximising short term financial profits for shareholders at the expense of other stakeholders. Therefore, the value of relationships should […]

From Consumerism to Sustainable Stewardship

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We affirm the conscientious use and enjoyment of our planet’s resources with regard to other people and future generations and the importance of exercising responsible choice in personal lives. However, the immense range of options available coupled with the tenacity of advertising create an atmosphere of discontent and an overwhelming pressure to purchase.  This leads […]

Justice vs. Progress

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We affirm that the possibility of progress is a good and fundamental feature of the world over which we have been given dominion. However, even though rapid changes in technology and other areas of society can give the impression of progress, JUSTICE is not progressing at the same pace and, in fact, is often diminishing […]

The new normal – from debt to credit

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Affirmation: God has and does adequately provide for the needs of all mankind in and through his creation. Analysis: The distribution of this provision has become hugely polarised, largely as a result of the debt-based money system espoused by most nations. At all levels from international to individual it has become normal to live in […]

Sustainable Fashion

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We were not made to find pleasure and identity in consumption alone. Instead, God made us all in his image and entrusted us with his creation; every individual has value and deserves quality of life, and we have the responsibility to both enjoy and steward the Earth. However, the dominant culture of the fashion industry […]

Freedom from Debt Servitude

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All humans, made in the image of God, should be free from bondage to live freely. But increasingly, people (especially the young) are enslaved in heavy debt to pay for education, housing or necessities. Companies and governments are evermore indebted. Consequently, we are reverting to debt-slave societies where some may never be free of debt […]