Eradicating Extremes of Poverty and Wealth: A Collective Undertaking and a Determinant of Justice

Momtazian, Legha ORCID: 0000-0001-8159-1663 (2022) Eradicating Extremes of Poverty and Wealth: A Collective Undertaking and a Determinant of Justice. In: Faith Traditions and Practices in the Workplace. Palgrave Studies in Workplace Spirituality and Fulfillment, I . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 183-223. ISBN 9783031093494

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The Covid19 pandemic and the recent war have widened the extent and aspects of poverty across the globe necessitating further research and action. Yet, despite the depth of existing research on poverty, the role of religion is still in debate. Accordingly, this chapter explores the contribution of the Bahá'í Faith as a contemporary world religion to this discourse. It finds that the Bahá'í scripture articulates extremes of poverty and wealth as structural issues rooted in ‘morality’ and ‘justice’, and emphasises the role of individuals, firms, societies, governments, law, and educational systems and mechanisms, to collaborate and take ownership of eradication of both extremes. At an organisational level, it stresses moderate withdrawal of profit and the owners’ willingness to share, employees’ fair remuneration and share on the profit toward a distributed comfortable life, and philanthropic activities in various contexts and extents.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Poverty; Wealth; Religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5387 Business Ethics
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Legha Momtazian
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2022 15:55
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2023 11:30

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