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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300114672

ISBN-13: 9780300114676

Pub. Date: 09/30/2008

Publisher: Yale University Press

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.

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)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Tied Up in Nots
Globalization's Flashpoints     3
Religion's Good, Bad, and Ugly Sides     29
Business's Credibility Problem     56
Corporate Instruments of Peace
Whose Religion? Which Spirituality?     87
Religious Republicanism and Right-Sized Communities     117
The Company of Strangers     149
Notes     177
Index     199

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