Friday, Aug. 14, 2009
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Keynote #2 by Dr. Peter G. Brown
The book, Right Relationship: Building a Whole Earth Economy, co-authored by Peter Brown in 2009, begins with the idea that human well-being is entirely dependent on the well-being of the whole commonwealth of life. “Right relationship,” “commonwealth of life,” and “whole earth economy” are defined. Answers to five key questions further illuminate these concepts: What is the economy for? How does it work? How big should it be? What is a fair distribution of its benefits and burdens? How should it be governed? The answers offered provide a fresh perspective and hopeful guide that resonates well with diverse faith traditions.