Conference 2010

Shifting Paradigms:
Theology & Economics in the 21st Century

Tuesday 13 to Friday 16 July 2010
at High Leigh Conference Centre

Chair: Canon Edmund Newell

Secretary: Canon David Driscoll

Chaplain: Revd Frances Eccleston

Politicians and economists have called for a 'paradigm shift' in response to the credit crunch. The unprecedented circumstances of the current global recession provide a unique opportunity for dialogue between theology, ethics and economics as we appraise economic life today. This conference is a contribution to that discussion.

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Speakers

Tuesday

Stephen Green

Stephen Green

Understanding the Financial Crisis

Stephen Green is Group Chairman of HSBC Holdings plc and an ordained minister in the Church of England.

Wednesday

Guy Treweek

Guy Treweek

Wealth Creation? The Ethics of Making Money

Guy Treweek is Assistant Curate of St Peter, Black Lion Lane, Hammersmith. Before ordination he worked in the City as a fund manager.

Philip Goodchild

A Christian Theology of Money

Philip Goodchild is Professor of Religious Studies and Head of the Department Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Nottingham.

Catherine Cowley

Catherine Cowley

Usury in the 21st Century: interfaith discussion

Catherine Cowley, Associate Director of the Heythrop Institute, with Peter Oppenheimer, student of Christ Church Oxford and President of the Oxford Centre of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and Tarek El Diwany, Editor of Islamic Finance.

Thursday

Malcolm Brown

Malcolm Brown

Local Responses to Economic Downturns

Revd Dr Malcolm Brown is Director of Mission and Public Affairs for the Church of England.

Michael Northcott

Michael Northcott

Sustainable Development & the Credit Crunch

Michael Northcott is Professor of Ethics at the University of Edinburgh. He is an ordained Anglican Priest, a trustee of the Fair Trade organisation Traidcraft, Honorary Canon of Liverpool Cathedral and Fellow of the Centre for Human Ecology.

Valpy Fitzgerald

Valpy Fitzgerald

Implications of the Credit Crunch on Global Poverty Reduction

Valpy Fitzgerald is Professor of International Development at Oxford University. He is Roman Catholic with interest from a faith perspective.

Friday

Kathryn Tanner

Kathryn Tanner

Theology & Economics in the 21st Century

Kathryn Tanner is Dorothy Grant Maclear Professor of Theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School.