Basic ecclesial community and economics of compassion
College of Liberal Arts
Theology and Religious Education
Journal of Dharma
There is an increasing number of governments, institutions, and civil societies (NGOs) that have been advocating economic systems, structures, or dynamics that would promote the good of the human person. People have started to realize that doing economics is not always within the realm of rationalized calculations but must look after the human person. This paper attempts to contribute to this agendum by employing an interdisciplinary dialogue between theology and economics; drawing a moral-cultural framework towards a compassion based economics. Together with the positive traits of today's economic alternatives and the salient features of Jesus' praxis of compassion, this paper would offer fourteen (14) criteria as basis for what could be the most feasible base/locus for an economics of compassion. Eventually, what has been considered as the suitable base/locus is the Basic Ecclesial Communities (BECs); hence, a BEC-based Economics of Compassion or BEC-EC. © 2013 Journal of Dharma: Dharmaram Journal of Religions and Philosophies (Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore).
Macaraan, W. R. (2013). Basic ecclesial community and economics of compassion. Journal of Dharma, 38 (2), 147-166. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/faculty_research/2147
Economics—Religious aspects; Religion—Economic aspects; Religious communities