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KLICE Research Holder and award holder Kevin Hargaden, and Emily Hill, have organised a workshop at Aberdeen University on May 10-11, 2017 that will bring together theologians, economists and everyone in-between to look at how the concept of joy relates to material prosperity (or the lack thereof). Our speakers include Philip Goodchild, Adrian Pabst and Brian Brock from the philosophy/politics/theology side and Eve Poole and Ioannis Theodossiou on the business/economics side. We are looking to invite postgrad students and early career academics who have an interest in that range of ideas. More details at Joy and Prosperity


Faith in Business are holding their 2015 spring conference from 27-29 March 2015 on the theme of Business for the Kingdom: Leadership, Enterprise and Integrity.


'Crash Recovery', 22 November 2012

City lawyer James Featherby (author, Of Markets and Men) spoke on the financial crisis at this event in Cambridge. Further details here.


The Economics of Good and Evil: From the Epic of Gilgamesh to the Credit Crunch, 21st June 2011

Tomas Sedlacek, Charles University (Prague). Member of the Czech Republic’s National Economic Council, senior banker & former adviser to President Václav Havel.  Co-sponsored by Transforming Business.  Further details here.


KLICE joins international evangelical response to papal encyclical

KLICE is one of three organisations sponsoring a widely-endorsed evangelical appreciation of Pope Benedict XVI’s latest encyclical letter on global economic development. KLICE Director Jonathan Chaplin was a member of the drafting committee. The statement, entitled ‘Doing the Truth in Love: An evangelical call for response to Caritas in Veritate' appearsed in the September/October issue of Books and Culture and is available at First Things. A press release is available here. The two other sponsoring organisations are Cardus(Canada) and the Center for Public Justice (USA). UK signatories include Andrew Hartropp (KLICE Advisory Council member), Elaine Storkey (Tearfund), Michael Schluter (Relationships Foundation International), Peter Heslam (Transforming Business) and Joel Edwards (Micah Challenge International).


Lunchtime Seminars on Economic Justice

A series of Lunchtime Seminars were held in 2008 around KLICE Advisory Council member Andrew Hartropp’s book, What is Economic Justice: Biblical and Secular Perspectives Contrasted (Paternoster 2007).  Andrew Hartropp is Research Tutor at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies.




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Online articles in the Guardian by Jonathan Chaplin:



KLICE award-holders

Mark Sampson held a KLICE-Transforming Business Joint Award in Business and Economics. He is completing for a Doctorate in Theology and Ministry at the Theology and Religious Studies Department, King's College London. His work explores the contribution Christian belief and practice can make to the question of what business is for by studying social enterprise. Mark holds a Masters in Christian Studies from Regent College, Vancouver, where he designed and led ‘The Capitalism Report’, a theological research project by the Marketplace Institute into various issues surrounding capitalism. In addition to his doctoral studies he is working freelance in management consultancy and lecturing and teaching on theology, discipleship, culture and economics.

Kevin Hargaden held a KLICE-Transforming Business Joint Award in Business and Economics from 2013-2016. He completed a PhD at the University of Aberdeen in 2017 exploring the theological problem of wealth in the parables of Jesus, approaching the question from the perspective of recent Irish economic history. His first book, written with Brian Brock and Stanley Hauerwas, is entitled Beginnings: Interrogating Stanley Hauerwas (T&T Clark 2017). Kevin has now taken up the position of Social Theology Officer for the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice in his home city of Dublin.

Peter Hinton holds a KLICE-Transforming Business Joint Award in Business and Economics and is working on a PhD at Oxford University on the role of low-cost schools in African development.

Sean Doherty (KLICE award-holder 2007-2008) wrote his PhD on methodology in Christian economic ethics at Oxford University, later published as Theology and Economic Ethics: Martin Luther and Arthur Rich in Dialogue (Oxford University Press 2014). He is a member of the Grove Ethics Group and has published a Grove Booklet on Foundations for Medical Ethics (2007). An Anglican minister in London, Sean is also Tutor in Ethics at St Mellitus College and St. Paul’s Theological Centre.


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