Covenant with the Poor: Toward a New Concept of Economic Justice

Article by Yong-Bok Kim

PART I WHY ECONOMICS? The people of God live within the process of history. The Biblical history of the Old and the New Testaments, and church history testify to this reality. Furthermore, our faith that God created the whole world and all its peoples therein dictates that they are all people(s) of God.*) —————— *)Some …

Economics for the Earth

Article by David A. Krueger

A Review of The Earthist Challenge to Economism: A Theological Critique of the World Bank, by John B.Cobb Jr., St. Martin’s, l92 pp. $65.00 Since the World Bank affects poor people around the globe more directly than any other social institution, John Cobb’s exploration is important for anyone concerned about how Christians can creatively engage …

Foreign Aid: Does It Harm or Help?

Article by David Sogge

Aid to Africa: So Much to Do, So Little Done By Carol Lancaster University of Chicago Press. Future Positive: International Co-operation in the 21st Century By Michael Edwards. Earthscan Publications, London. For 50 years, foreign aid programs have been a standard feature of Western dealings with non-Western places, guided by seldom-questioned notions of assisting “modernization” …

Have Ethics Disappeared from Wall Street.?

Article by Robert Bachelder

Soon after the financial scandal broke last year involving Ivan Boesky, the Wall Street arbitrager, I spoke with a dean of Harvard University’s Business School at a suburban Boston church. Not wanting to sound moralistic, .I wondered aloud if insider trading in ‘securities might be ethically ambiguous since some argue that it promotes market efficiency. …