Some general resources and topical issues…
[Download not found] – what matters to you most? And what might help you survive or even thrive. Peter Shaw suggests four strands: coherence, context, courage and co-creation.
Values and Principles
Vocation of the Business Leader: A Reflection A set of practical principles for those in business to guide them in their service of the common good produced by Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
A Conversation with America’s Pay Czar, Ken Feinberg on Ethics, Faith & Executive Compensation held at the Faith and Work Initiative, Princeton University on 2 March 2010
Different perspectives on the moral vaccuum and whether business people with a faith “keep it for after work or once they have retired so it doesn’t impinge on their day job of making money” or use it “to transform societies while they are engaged in business”. Listen to Mona Siddiqui, Philip Pullman, Archbishop of Canterbury and David Baddiel on BBC Radio 4’s Start the Week (from 31:18 – 36:45 mins).
Some sound advice from Peter Shaw as we enter a new decade – Accessibility
Uniapac’s Legal was produced at their annual global conference “Values to build a better World” and their Legal which provides a practical methodology to look at CSR as an ‘inner force’ that encourages people within an organisation to live by sound values and principles.
Read David Miller’s paper entitled “Wealth Creation as integrated with faith: A Protestant Reflection”
Faith and Business
[Download not found] an article by Richard Higginson in response to the events at St Paul’s Cathedral. Published with permission from Church Times: www.churchtimes.co.uk
Privacy, some thoughts about what we can/need to do from Eddie Donaldson at this year’s Detling Summer Conference.
A Comeback for Faith in the UK: New spiritual interest emerging from the rubble of arrogant materialism. Jonathan Aitken, Executive Director of the Trinity Forum in Europe, reports on a rise of faith in response to an age of anxiety.
Read Zaki Cooper (Director of Business for New Europe)’s article on Sitemap.
Even debated at the Church of England Synod. Read the background papers and listen to the motion passed that “This Synod affirms daily work, be it paid or unpaid, as essentially a spiritual activity; recognises the importance of Christian values in economic life; encourages bishops and clergy to give greater priority to equipping and resoourcing church members through teaching, prayer, affirmation and celebration, to fulfil their vocations, ministries and mission in their places of work; and commissioned the Mission and Public Affairs Council to convene a symposium and provide resources…
Principles for Business: Group Discussion Template
A useful Sitemap, churches or other workplace groups. Is there consistency between the way you behave at work and the way you behave at home/church…? How can you support and encourage each other to put your Christian principles into practice?