The Moral Economy Series looks at the faith tradition of proclaiming economic justice, economics’ roots in moral philosophy, and how we might restore a sense of ethical economics toward building a moral economy that works for all. The Rev. Jay Lawlor draws on over twenty years of exploring the intersection of faith and economics in this new blog series on the Moral Economy.


Reclaiming Ethical Economics – Moral Economy Series Part 7

Ethical Economics is not a purely Christian endeavor. In fact, one need not be Christian to be a proponent of ...
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Economic Witness of the Early Church – Moral Economy Series Part 6

Early Christian Communities & the Poor Early Christian communities took quite seriously their responsibility in caring for one another and ...
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Jesus and a Gospel of Economic Justice – Moral Economy Series Part 5

Jesus: Good News to the Poor In the gospels we find that God’s concern for the conditions of the poor, ...
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Social Science Context of the New Testament – Moral Economy Series Part 4

In the United States we have a clear separation of church and state. Since the 18th century, Western society has ...
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Prophetic Witness to God’s Distributive Justice – Moral Economy Series Part 3

The prophet Isaiah reveals God’s preferential option for the poor and demands distributive justice to release them from their impoverishment ...
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Yahweh’s Covenant and Call – Moral Economy Series Part 2

Throughout the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament), there is witness and testimony that poverty and oppression factor significantly in the sin ...
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Poverty in the Bible – Moral Economy Series Part 1

The Bible contains over 2,000 verses about poverty and presents a number of descriptions for what it was like to ...
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Introduction to Moral Economy Series

The economy does not work equally or equitably for everyone. Decades of reporting on poverty, wage inequality, wealth inequality, disparities ...
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