Prophets, Profits, and Peace: The Positive Role of Business in Promoting Religious Tolerance

Prophets, Profits, and Peace: The Positive Role of Business in Promoting Religious Tolerance

by Timothy L. Fort
     
 

This groundbreaking book investigates the religious issues that businesses confront as they expand their global activity and proposes that corporations can become instruments of peace. Timothy Fort discusses the newly emerging idea of “peace through commerce,” and he argues powerfully that today’s businesses have the capacity to foster both peace

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This groundbreaking book investigates the religious issues that businesses confront as they expand their global activity and proposes that corporations can become instruments of peace. Timothy Fort discusses the newly emerging idea of “peace through commerce,” and he argues powerfully that today’s businesses have the capacity to foster both peace and religious harmony.

Fort asks and answers important questions: How might businesses integrate spirituality into corporate affairs? How can spirituality contribute to the production of high-quality goods and services? What can be done to promote a spiritual connection between employees and their work? Can this be done without provoking religious animosities? What business practices might encourage an atmosphere in which constructive dialogue among spiritual traditions could proceed? The author concludes that by implementing the peaceful practices advocated by religions at their best, businesses can both nurture religious harmony and strengthen their communities.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300114676
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Timothy L. Fort is executive director of the Institute for Corporate Responsibility, coordinator of The Peace Through Commerce Program, and Lindner-Gambal Professor of Business Ethics at George Washington University.

Table of Contents

Pt. I Tied Up in Nots

Ch. 1 Globalization's Flashpoints 3

Ch. 2 Religion's Good, Bad, and Ugly Sides 29

Ch. 3 Business's Credibility Problem 56

Pt. II Corporate Instruments of Peace

Ch. 4 Whose Religion? Which Spirituality? 87

Ch. 5 Religious Republicanism and Right-Sized Communities 117

Ch. 6 The Company ofStrangers 149

Notes 177

Index 199

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