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Conversation with Richard Rubenstein, Aristotle's Children

Join Professors Jeffrey Sachs and an expert on religious conflict, Richard E. Rubenstein as they discuss Rubenstein’s book, Aristotle's Children: How Christians, Muslims, and Jews…

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Conversation with Jessica Rawson, Life and Afterlife in Ancient China

Join Professor Jeffrey Sachs and Jessica Rawson, one of the world’s most eminent scholars of China, as they discuss Rawson’s book, Life and Afterlife in Ancient China. Listen in to learn…

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Potential Challenges for Development Institutions in Engaging with Islamic Finance Stakeholders

Along with the opportunities for development institutions in working with Islamic finance stakeholders in pursuit of the common and overlapping objectives, there are also challenges which may…

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An Overview of Global Humanitarian Crisis and Needs

Today, millions of people need humanitarian assistance due to natural disasters, war and conflicts, climate change, environmental degradation, and poverty. Add to this the most recent…

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Islamic Social Finance Instruments: Zakat

Zakat, most broadly, is a type of almsgiving which is a must to pay for every Muslim who has wealth beyond a certain threshold. It is defined as an Islamic tax on wealth, and those who reach a…

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Financial Inclusion

Financial exclusion can exist due to involuntary or voluntary reasons. Involuntary financial exclusion arises due to economic or social reasons as financial institutions are reluctant to provide…

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Intangible cultural heritage and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

This chapter discusses the interdependence between the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage and sustainable development. The Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural…

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Ethics for Troubled Times

During times of unrest and uncertainty, how can faith and ethics help our communities take action towards a brighter future? This webinar, held on June 30, 2020, featured faculty from the SDG…

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Religion and Peacebuilding

"Religion--the sacred the notion of a deep reality that guides our lives--is an embedded reality. It affects how we think about sexuality and family and commerce and politics and education and…

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Virtue Ethics: An Indigenous Perspective

In this chapter, Grand-father T8aminik (Dominique) Rankin and Grand-mother Marie-Josée Tardif discuss ethics and the connections between people and the Earth in the Anishinaabe tradition of…

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Moral Advocacy: Religious Leaders

In this chapter, Professor Sachs discusses advocacy to mobilize awareness and action, specifically the work of Pope Francis, who has issued several calls to action, most notably the Laudato Si's…

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Shared Global Vision and Ethics

This chapter serves as a conclusion to the course Globalization: Past and Future. Professor Sachs talks about the need for a shared global vision on ethical values. Part of this task is to design new…

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The Beginning of Divergence of the West and Asia

Professor Sachs begins this chapter by explaining Angus Maddison's graphs of GDP per capita and population from the 1700s, in order to explain Europe’s rise to power during the fourth wave…

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The Medieval Chinese Miracle

In this chapter, Professor Sachs joins the ancient world of the Roman Empire with the world of globalization that commences with Columbus and Vasco da Game in the last decade of the 15th century. He…

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Religions for Peace

This case study focuses on William Vendley's organization, Religions for Peace, as an illustration of the conversations and movements happening in religious communities. This video is licensed…

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Politics, Power, and the Common Good

You cannot live without living in a state or nation where politics and power are always at work. This is a point stressed by John Cardinal Onaiyekan in his chapter on politics, power, and the common…

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