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Author Fort, Timothy L., 1958-

Title Prophets, profits, and peace : the positive role of business in promoting religious tolerance / Timothy L. Fort
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008
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Description 1 online resource (x, 206 pages)
Contents Globalization's flashpoints -- Religion's good, bad, and ugly sides -- Business's credibility problem -- Whose religion? Which spirituality? -- Religious republicanism and right-sized communities -- The company of strangers
Summary This groundbreaking book investigates the religious issues that businesses confront as they expand their global activity and proposes that corporations can become instruments of peace. Timothy Fort discusses the newly emerging idea of "peace through commerce," and he argues powerfully that today's businesses have the capacity to foster both peace and religious harmony.Fort asks and answers important questions: How might businesses integrate spirituality into corporate affairs? How can spirituality contribute to the production of high-quality goods and services? What can be done to promote a spiritual connection between employees and their work? Can this be done without provoking religious animosities? What business practices might encourage an atmosphere in which constructive dialogue among spiritual traditions could proceed? The author concludes that by implementing the peaceful practices advocated by religions at their best, businesses can both nurture religious harmony and strengthen their communities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-197) and index
Subject Business ethics.
Business -- Religious aspects.
Religious ethics.
Affaires -- Aspect religieux.
Business ethics.
Business -- Religious aspects.
Morale des affaires.
Morale religieuse.
Religious ethics.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008001348
ISBN 0300149549