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Interfaith Symposium on Economic Justice
Speakers: Suhail Kauser, Rabbi Yogi Robkin, Rev. Judi Arkow, Rev. Bill Matthews, Minister Pravrajika Brahmaprana, Pluralist Mike Ghouse, Editor Rick Mann and Imam Mohammad Zafrullah Hanjra.
Dallas, Texas – Leaders in the Interfaith community came together to discuss their view of economic justice. The symposium was organized by Ahmadiyya Muslims of Allen, Texas. Each one of the speakers shared their perspective on the issue proving to be a humorous and a lively discussion.
The idea of economic justice began, when man figured out a way to live with his enemies or perceived enemies, and live with the available food without worrying about the food being stolen or about the safety of his family. It makes economic sense to uplift the downtrodden on to a level playing field – imagine in terms of adding a whole slew of customers, service people and producers to your economic system. The economy multiplies and grows.
Each participant had a slightly different take on these issues. Mike Ghouse said “American capitalistic system is great and can become the best if corporations keep economic justice in mind. People can be taken advantage of to a point, beyond that it will be destructive. They rebel and destroy everything giving birth to either communism or socialism in varying degrees”.
Economic Justice is the key for the success of a nation, where everyone benefits from the prosperity. If there is an imbalance, the balance will start falling apart for wealth accumulators, consumers and producers alike.
All the leaders agreed to keep talking and sharing their individual experiences to create deeper understanding of each faith.
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