SPIRITUALITY, FAIR TRADE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
Spirituality, Fair Trade and Social Justice
|Post / Views Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University, NY and EMPI Business School, New Delhi jointly conducting the course on 'Spirituality, Fair Trade and Social Justice'. This course looks at the different ways people try to be, at least in their own eyes, “good,” not only for themselves but for a common standard of decency, for a justice which is social. Fair Trade is one attempt to make business “good”: it offers to the poor not yet an equal chance, but at least a chance, at leading a life not defined by poverty. Poverty creates injustice: no means of keeping healthy and nourished, no means of protecting against violence, no dignified means of providing for the material sustenance of one’s family. One way to be a good person, is to take action against such injustices. The general question—how one can do work and still be good-- is examined from the perspective of different religions and personalities: how can one do work, and still be good ? What if one decides not to divorce spirituality from the realities of working life? This course is designed to ignite a spiritual awareness of economic injustice which ultimately motivates action, large or small. Especially for business students, whose curriculum generally focuses on the intricacies of profit making, it is necessary to offer supplemental education about realities which fall outside the almost exclusively corporate domain of the curriculum. Students enrolled in this course from both EMPI and Fordham will post/view and discuss their weekly activities in this blog. Weekly activities are scheduled and reported in the calendar. Students also can create their own blogs in the blog area on different topics / experiences.
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