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Quaker Conversation #9: Do we serve the economy or does the economy serve us?
In Session 9 of our Quaker Conversation Series, we will be exploring sustainable and just economic systems with Joachim Monkelbaan- the Representative for Sustainable and Just Economic Systems at Quaker United Nations Office.

This session will explore:

The ways in which economic systems are designed have critical impacts on Quaker concerns around sustainability, peace and justice. The Sustainable & Just Economic Systems (SJES) programme of the Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) in Geneva seeks human-centric approaches that improve livelihoods, strengthen resilience and ensure just transitions to sustainability for the most vulnerable stakeholders.

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic underscored the need to mobilize responses to the current crisis for transitioning towards a different kind of global economic system—a system that contributes to fairly shared resources, exemplifies policy coherence, and has a positive impact on humans and the environment.

Some topics that this conversation will cover are:

The context of the SJES programme: environmental, social and economic crises
The economic cycle that we are currently in
The purpose of the economy
Stewardship of the economy
Spiritual solutions for economic problems
Activities of the SJES programme

Come, listen, and learn with Friends around the world.

This event will be held in English. However, if you require interpretation in another language, please email

Apr 10, 2021 07:00 PM in London

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