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Religious Futures Network

[Archive] An interdisciplinary and multi-faith network seeking to engage in the growing dialogue between religion and economics.

The Religious Futures Network (RFN) was a William Temple Foundation initiative which ran from 2008 – 2010. The following archive material has been made available online for reference only.

The Religious Futures Network is an interdisciplinary and multi-faith network seeking to engage in the growing dialogue between religion and economics as to the future direction and structure of capitalism in the 21st century.

The network is part of a larger Religion and Political Economy project resourced by the Foundation.

The name Religious Futures has three dimensions:

  • Our global future will be shaped by the values, insights and practices of religious traditions alongside secularisation processes
  • Economics as a discipline will be partly shaped by the insights and research of religiously informed economists, theologians, businesses, not for profits and community level practitioners
  • Religiously informed economists and analysts will increasingly contribute to specific questions concerning the restructuring of the ‘futures’ aspect of the Market, including the role of risk, regulation, derivatives and hedge funds