Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Religious Ethics and the Business Environment: Theory and Reality
Drawing on a variety of contemporary issues, developments and debates, this panel explores the relationship between Catholics, on the one hand, and contemporary business and economic models, on the other. Specifically, panelists will examine church teachings regarding business practices and work environments, and how contemporary business models and economic policies affect families and societies. Panelists will explain recent ideas regarding corporate and social responsibility, including business and economic policies that adopt the sustainability of people, the planet, and profits. In addition, panelists will provide examples of successful and sustainable businesses that embrace Christian practices, and suggest ways to promote such business and economic policies.
Students, faculty, and members of the local community, including business, church, and social service organizations, are invited to attend the panel and join in the discussion of these timely issues. We encourage attendees to read current texts related to the topic by visiting the H.L. Grant Catholic Student Center’s website
. These readings include Pope Benedict’s encyclical, Charity in Truth, and the United Nation’s Principles for Responsible Management Education, which has recently been endorsed by Texas State University’s McCoy College of Business Administration. The panel, sponsored by the H.L. Grant Catholic Student Center and the Catholic Issues Forum, will be held at the Catholic Student Center on Wednesday November 9. Panelists include Dr. Kathleen Wilburn, Associate Professor in the School of Management and Business at St. Edward’s University, Dr. Paula Rechner, Chair of the Department of Management in the McCoy College of Business Administration at Texas State University-San Marcos, and Lupe Carbajal, owner of Carbajal and Associates and Hays Finance Company in San Marcos, Texas. The panel presentation and discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m., and light refreshments will be available.
Please contact Deacon Patrick Venglar at (512) 392-5925 for further information.