Online Applications for the 2018-2019 Resident Seminar on Religion & Inequality will be open from Sept. 1 to Dec. 1, 2018
RELIGION & INEQUALITY 2019-2020
Rising economic inequality has become a public issue of wide concern around the world. Religions have long moral traditions of concern for the poor. Does concern about inequality raise new moral questions for these traditions, and for theology and religious ethics? How does concern about inequality challenge religiously informed economic practices such as charitable giving, Islamic finance, and ethical investing, or for example Catholic social teaching on the common good? Given the significant reductions in poverty in some but not all regions of the world, what is the relationship between inequality, health, and wealth? What role does religion have in communities affected by economic inequality? Will artificial intelligence or human enhancement technologies lead to new forms of inequality that are problematic for religious notions of human dignity, freedom, or solidarity? Such questions require collaboration across disciplines, including economics, religious studies, ethics, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, law, public health, and technology studies.
Online applications open on the Apply page, September 1 - December 1, 2018
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