Monday, September 15, 2014
God and Mammon: Time to Choose
In Let Us Now Praise Wealthy Men?: Structural Poverty, Religiously (Re)Considered, Peter Laarman interviews Joerg Rieger, a leading theological thinker in relation to economic justice. As Rieger notes, wealth is about power, and the goal of the culture we have created is to please them and to follow their wishes. This servility and deference to the rich, says Rieger, has now become normalized, shaping the way we think, dream and believe. To counter the power of corporate owners, he observes, churches and unions need to wake up and join the struggle.