Championing Economic Justice in Your Workplace
16th March 2020, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
St Peter's, Vere Street, London W1G 0DQGet directions
Economist, theologian, and church minister Andy Hartropp will teach on economic justice and lead us in examining how we might ‘do justice’ in and through our workplace roles.
As God’s people, we are called to live justly in our day-to-day lives – including in our work.
Economist, theologian, and church minister Andy Hartropp believes that the roots of economic justice – the principle that economic institutions should be structured so that everyone is treated rightly and therefore able to flourish – are found in God and in his character.
Yet if you read the news, on most days there is little sense that God is part of business, economics, or GDP. 21st-century secularists would have you believe that they’ve cornered wise investment, smart business practice, and even compassionate economic policy.
As Christians, we are rightly mindful of our behaviour as consumers: the clothes we buy, the food we eat, the way we treat service staff. But, in reality, we aren’t just consumers, we are workers, managers, leaders: integral parts of an economic institution – the company we work for.
God has called us to live in a way that declares his sovereignty over all things. And this is not a topic reserved for charities, thought-leaders, or brave B-Corp entrepreneurs. Championing justice in economic life is central to our own witness as followers of Christ. The values we display in our work testify to God’s own values – his love, his justice – and to his place in our lives, as well as our place in his workmanship.
If we offer our workplace influence to God, it just might change many people’s lives for the better.
Join us as Andy opens the Bible on economic justice and leads us in examining our own relationships in the workplace and how we might ‘do justice’ (Micah 6:8) in and through our work – whether at a multinational bank, a mid-sized company, or a tiny start-up.