Books on leadership, religion, and ethics.
In this timely resource, author Douglas 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. Filled with illustrative examples, the book shows how to develop practices that help us survive in hard times and reach out to others.
With God on All Sides
Perhaps no other nation is or has ever been as religiously diverse as the United States. For elected officials, school principals, corporate leaders, and many others, this diversity poses unique challenges. Leaders bring their own faiths to public life, and they daily encounter followers of similar and different faiths. Good leadership must draw together people from varied backgrounds in order to achieve something in common. This is no simple task.
Religion and the Workplace
How can company leaders and employees negotiate their different religious and spiritual commitments in the workplace? This analysis proposes constructive solutions based on a concept of respectful pluralism which allows for the expression of individual beliefs and practices. At a time of international debate over religious conflict and tolerance, workforces in various parts of the world are more diverse than ever before. Religion and spirituality are often strongly linked to employees’ identities. From the perspective of the employer, however, they can be distracting or divisive influences.
Inequality and Christian Ethics
Inequality and Christian Ethics provides a moral and empirical analysis of contemporary inequality. Drawing on Christian social ethics, political philosophy, and development economics, the book illuminates not only contemporary realities and trends of inequality, but their moral significance as well. The book maps out inequality in various forms, including disparities in income, education, and health and differentials based on race, ethnicity, gender, and nationality. It builds on the theological ethics of Gustavo Gutiérrez and H. Richard Niebuhr to construct a Christian ethical approach to inequality and well-being. It considers the “capability approach” set forth by economist and philosopher Amartya Sen.
Traditional Classics on Leadership
Leadership might be thought of as the process that facilitates the achievement of group or societal objectives. As such, it has been at the centre of learned reflection and debate from earliest times. Philosophers, religious leaders, political theorists, and reformers have struggled with (and argued about) the moral purpose of leadership, how individuals and societies can go about achieving desired ends, and what role leaders and followers play in the process. This volume draws together in one place some of the best thinking on these and other issues from the great minds of the Western tradition.
How can people of faith meet the challenge of living morally and faithfully within an increasingly globalized society? Much of the debate about the global market economy is polarized between pro-market ideology and anti-globalization activism. Global Neighbors sidesteps that dichotomy, presenting instead a nuanced, constructive approach. Leading theologians, ethicists, economists, and church leaders here examine the Christian call to live morally, faithfully, and responsibly in today’s global marketplace and offer alternative perspectives to such utilitarians as Peter Singer.
Leadership and Global Justice
What does global justice look like, and how can leadership help get us there? The contributors to Leadership and Global Justice confront the conceptual and practical challenges associated with pursuing justice beyond national boundaries. Essays analyze the roles and responsibilities of institutions – states, corporations, international financial institutions, UN bodies, nongovernmental organizations – in making collaborative progress towards international justice. They explore justice in various spheres: citizenship, the marketplace, health, education, and the environment.