The Economics of Enough
This lecture will explore the biblical trajectory of what Ched Myers and others have called Sabbath economics, drawing on biblical narratives such as the manna episode and the feeding of the 5,000, as well as texts that elucidate the various kinds of sabbaths, including jubilee. This biblical vision constitutes a strong critique of capitalism with its ideology of individual self-interest and pursuit of profit, and ties in with current popular movements (e.g., the Occupy Movement) that emphasize direct participatory democracy and collective, consensus decision making.
Dave Diewert has been involved with a number of experiments in community living and organizing, and is currently an organizer with Streams of
Justice, a faith-based social justice group in the city. Read his full bio.
For more information about this lecture, contact Doug Hills at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.221.3373.
Regent College Chapel