Faith in Markets: Is God a Free Marketeer?


  • 29/06/2023
    18:30 - 20:00
The IEA is holding a panel discussion on Faith in Markets: Is God a Free Marketeer? This will take place on Thursday 29 June from 18:00 – 20:00 at the IEA’s offices at 2 Lord North Street. Drinks will be served between 18:00 and 18:30.

The IEA is shortly to publish, Faith in Markets, a collection of essays charting the intersection between faith and economics in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Drawing on the thoughts of Adam Smith, Emile Durkheim, Friedrich Hayek and Thomas More this book examines the frictions between modern-day social thought and religion and, crucially, asks whether these two worlds can ever re-establish links in the future. As part of the launch we have organised this event as a means exploring these questions further while allowing audience contributions in the form of a Q&A.

The panel will be chaired by Lord Kamall, former Under Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Professor of Politics and International Relations at St Mary’s University. Other panellists will include Dr Benedikt Koehler, Fellow in the Economics of Religion at the Institute of Economic Affairs and editor of Faith in Markets, and Dr Billy Christmas, Senior Lecturer in Political Philosophy and director of the PPE programme at King’s College London.

For more information or if you would like to attend, please contact [email protected] or call 020 7799 8919.

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