Aparecida 404: The Role of Business For Justice

There is a thought that businesses can act out of a larger sense of virtue as well as the profit motive. A positive nod to those who act well:

404. We offer our encouragement to business people who manage large and medium companies, and small businesspeople, economic agents in production and sales, in both the private and community sector, because they are creators of wealth in our nations when they strive to generate decent jobs, foster democracy, promote the aspiration to a just society and to civic coexistence in well-being and in peace. We likewise appreciate those who do not invest their capital in speculative shares, but rather in creating sources of employment, and are concerned for their workers, and regard “them and their families” as the company’s greatest wealth; those who live modestly, because, as Christians they have made austerity a precious value; who work with governments out of concern for, and achieving, the common good; and are generous in works of solidarity and mercy.

For deeper examination, an English translation of the 2007 document from the Aparecida Conference.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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