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Religion and Business

Daniel S. Brenner says, ‘Build a Mosque at Ground Zero, and a church, and a synagogue. An inter-religious center would be a testimony to America’s spiritual power.‘ Then a friend asks, ‘What if the world religions at least got together on the common ground of fair trading? Like co-operative review committees? WTO watchdogs?” In my more cynical moments I think, fat chance, most religions are too focused on the next life to give a shit about this one (IMHO I think churches could do worse than follow the Unitarian example). Ideological association between church and state should make us all nervous, but physical proximity and interaction is an interesting suggestion as it might most effect those that are pious at church on Sunday and driven by greed on Monday.