Two Faiths and a Vision for the Economy

Please note that this course has been cancelled.
Contact Alison Ogden for details about similar courses.

Open to all – no specialist financial or theological knowledge required.  We invite you to share in a conversation that is at once personal, economic, practical and spiritual.

World MoneyMoney, the Economy and Faith is a one-day course exploring finance from two faith perspectives, Muslim and Christian.

Tarek El Diwany and Peter Selby, Muslim and Christian, Investment Adviser and Theologian, will lead an interactive discussion about money, the economy and faith.

Both have worked extensively on what their respective faiths have to offer to our understanding of economics. In the process they have each written prescient books on modern-day usury, and can show that the financial crisis of 2008 is rooted in a deep failure to understand the rightful creation and use of money in the economy.

El Diwany and Selby will offer analysis of what happened in the crisis, what we need to do to change things, and an opportunity for all of us to examine the place of money in our lives and ways to stop supporting the destructive economics of usury.

Thursday 14 June 2012
Arrivals at 10am, lunch at 1pm, departures at 4pm.

In the first two sessions both Peter Selby and Tarek El Diwany will give their account of how their faith approaches economic issues. In the final session there will be a discussion on where both visions differ and where they agree. In the process learning more about the theology and practices of both faiths, and the different ways in which Muslims and Christians can help change our economic system for the better.

Price: £45 (including lunch and refreshments)

Contact Alison Ogden for booking details / 01722 424800

Session Leaders

The Rt Revd Dr Peter Selby
Theologian in Residence at Sarum College, author of Grace and Mortgage: the Language of Faith and the Debt of the World.Peter Selby is Visiting Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, and the International Centre for Prison Studies at King’s College, London. The former Bishop of Worcester and Bishop to HM Prisons, Selby is also the author of Look for the Living: the Corporate Nature of Resurrection Faith, BeLonging: Challenge to a Tribal Church.
Tarek El Diwany
Writer and advisor in Islamic finance, author of The Problem With Interest, a detailed and forthright commentary on the nature of usury and modern banking now in its third edition.El Diwany is also contributing editor to the reference textbook Islamic Banking and Finance: What It Is and What It Could Be, a project of First Ethical Charitable Trust.
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