Archbishop Tomasi: Building an Inclusive Economy

A Vision of an Inclusive Economy in the Age of Pope Francis and Recurring Financial Crisis

 A Religious View Towards Building an Economic System that Protects the Vulnerable and Promotes Universal Prosperity

Archbishop Silvano Tomasi

Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Former Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Lecture, Panel and Reception 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Father O’Connell Hall * Catholic University of America * Washington, DC

In the wake of the global financial crisis, international institutions are focusing on crisis prevention and addressing inequality. While there is broad agreement on the causes of these world-wide problems, solutions continue to be debated. Pope Francis, during his 2015 address to the United Nations, was specific in the need to resolve debt and financial crisis through predictable processes and policies. For twenty years the Catholic Church and most major faith groups advocated for a "Jubilee" and raised awareness on the impact of financial crisis on the most vulnerable. Archbishop Silvano Tomasi's lecture explores what it means to build an inclusive financial system and address the structural causes of extreme poverty. His comments will reflect on how tax, trade and debt policies can and should address these issues.

This critical address comes as trade pacts like the Trans Pacific Partnership and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership continue to be negotiated for passage. The IMF and United Nations are debating improving debt restructuring and enacting a global bankruptcy process to stave off economic crisis. Globally, world leaders are focusing on the link between tax evasion, corruption and inequality. What is a religious view to resolving these issues? What policy prescriptions do we need to build consensus on?

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Event is free and sponsored by:

Office of International Justice and Peace of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic University of America Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies and Jubilee USA Network