Justice in a Global Economy: Strategies for Home, and  Community, and World  -     By: Pamela K. Brubaker, Rebecca Todd Peters
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Justice in a Global Economy: Strategies for Home, and Community, and World

Westminster John Knox Press / 2006 / Paperback

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"Your well-paying computer job has been outsourced to India; you are unable to pay your health insurance premiums; you discover that 80 percent of the food you eat is genetically modified, that all of your elected politicians are millionaires, and that corporate advertising is inundating your kids' schools. As an American you might have experienced one or all of these negative effects of economic globalization. The situation is considerably worse for two-thirds of the people in the world ... [They] lack basic necessities such as suitable housing, clean water, food, health care, and education. Although poverty is an age-old problem, in many places economic globalization has exacerbated, not alleviated, it."
-from the introduction

The authors hope is that Justice in a Global Economy: Strategies for Home, COmmunity, and World "will motivate people to make changes in their own lifestyles and to organize with others to change institutions and policies so that all inhabitants of the earth as well as the earth itself can, as theologian Sallie McFague says, 'live abundantly.'"

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0664229557
ISBN-13: 9780664229559
Availability: Available to ship on or about 09/18/14.

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Today's complex social and economic problems leave many people in the affluent world feeling either overwhelmed or ambivalent. Even the small percentage of us who have examined the ethics behind our financial decisions and overcome the often-deterring factors of self-interest rarely know what to do to make any difference. By providing tools for examination and concrete actions for individuals, communities, and society at large, Justice in a Global Economy guides its readers through many of today's complex societal issues, including land use, immigration, corporate accountability, and environmental and economic justice. Beginning with a basic introduction to the impact of economic globalization, the book provides both critical assessments of the current political-economic structures and examples of people and communities who are actively working to transform society. Each chapter concludes with questions for discussion and reflection.

Author Bio

Pamela K. Brubaker is Professor of Religion at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. She has published several articles and three books on various topics in Christian ethics and women's religious history. Rebecca Todd Peters is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and is currently serving as a member of the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches. She is the author of the award-winning In Search of the Good Life: The Ethics of Globalization and coeditor of Justice in a Global Economy: Strategies for Home, Community and World. Laura A. Stivers is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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