|Registration now open for June 2010 conference|
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|Friday, 12 February 2010 13:03|
The "Globalization for the Common Good: An Interfaith Perspective" is now accepting online registration for the ninth annual conference titled, "In Search of the Virtuous Economy: A Plea for Dialogue, Wisdom, and the Common Good" taking place June 6 – 10, 2010 at California Lutheran University located in Thousand Oaks, California.
Invitation to Participate at Globalization for the Common Good: An Interfaith Perspective Ninth Annual Conference "In Search of the Virtuous Economy: A Plea for Dialogue, Wisdom, and the Common Good" June 6 – 10, 2010 California Lutheran University Thousand Oaks, California Similar to previous conferences, the 2010 event promises to be especially significant and timely. Today, when global conditions can only be described as “complex and perplexing”, a combined effort and collective thinking is needed to find ways to overcome the challenge brought about by the global socio/economic and political crises.
Today, our world is challenged by a changing climate, financial and banking crisis, sleaze and lack of transparency in private and public life, hunger and pandemic disease, war and terrorism, armaments and unprecedented violence and insecurity, amongst others. What can make a difference? Good ideas, Creativity, Passion, Innovation, Wisdom, Justice, dialogue, and the Common Good.
It is our task to ensure that people everywhere know that there are serious alternatives to the world’s present failing policies, rules and institutions, and that there are likeminded global citizens who share a vision of hope and the common good that can lift them out of the deep sense of powerlessness and despair that is now affecting so many parts of the world.
Moreover, while the central focus is on solutions to the global economic and financial crisis, we should keep in mind the deeper questions that rarely find their way into political debate or public discourse, matters that are deeply ethical and spiritual: What is the source of true happiness and well-being? What is the purpose of economic life? What is the good life? What does it mean to be a human being living on a spaceship with finite resources?
We invite you to come and be part of this groundbreaking moment in addressing the challenges of globalisation, deepening our understanding, developing skills, cultivating compassion, wisdom and dialogue. Come and join us, so that together we can discover the intellectual energy, the spiritual passion, and the relational power of dialogue, conversation, friendship, sharing wisdom and experience and expertise to heal our broken world.
The Conference main theme and focus is on our search of the virtuous economy, leading by wisdom, doing well by doing good, creating a world that works for all. Other thematic areas which will be addressed include the following:
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