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Faith and Business Conference, part of the Responsible Business Seminar Series

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Faith and Business Conference, part of the Responsible Business Seminar Series

About the conference

This one-day online conference looks at faith traditions in business. Speakers will explore a variety of business-themed topics through the lens of ancient Indian scripture, Quaker discernment, Presbyterian virtues, Sikh traditions, Buddhist practices, Islamic ethics and Christian versus secular conceptions of 'calling'.

The keynote lecture, 'Good Business and God's Good Economy: Some Pointers for Applying Biblical Economic Justice in Today's World' will be delivered by  economist, theologian and Anglican church minister, Rev. Dr Andy Hartropp,  

About the keynote speaker

Rev Dr Andy Hartropp is an economist, theologian and Anglican church minister. He has PhDs in Economics (University of Southampton) and in Christian Ethics (Kings College London). He is the author of God's Good Economy: Doing Economic Justice in Today's World (IVP, 2019), is Associate Fellow of the Centre for Enterprise, Markets and Ethics, and since March 2020 has been Rector of two village churches in Leicestershire.

 

Conference Programme (Click here to see full agenda information)

09:30     Welcome

              Revd Andii Bowsher and Prof Ron Beadle (Northumbria University)

10:00     Oceanic Circles: lessons of business and society from ancient Indian scripture

              Dr Sanjay Bhowmick (Northumbria University)

10:40     Unlearning and relearning: translating Quaker discernment for new contexts

              Dr Nic Burton (Northumbria University)

Break 11:20

11:40     Presbyterian virtues in old Scottish banking

              Dr Angus Robson (Northumbria University)

12:20     Sikhism and Sustainable Development

              Dr Nadia Singh (Northumbria University)

Break 13:00

14:00     Islamic Fintech

              Prof Hussein Abdou (University of Central Lancashire)

14:40     Christian Versus Secular Conceptions of Calling in the Meaningful Work Discourse

              Sally Wightman (Northumbria University) and Dr Garrett Potts (University of South       Florida)

15:20     Buddhist-enacted practices in business management

              Dr Mai Chi Vu (Northumbria University)

Break 1600

16:30     Keynote Lecture: Good Business and God’s Good Economy: Some Pointers for Applying Biblical Economic Justice in Today’s World

              Rev. Dr Andy Hartropp

17:30     Closing Remarks

              Revd Andii Bowsher (Northumbria University) and Prof Ron Beadle (Northumbria University)

 

To register for this free online session, please fill in the form below. Please note that you will need Google Chrome for this session.

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