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1 - Dr V. Basil Hans M.A, MPhil, PhD Associate Professor & HOD of Economics, St Aloysius Evening College, Mangalore (city), INDIA May 21, 2012

2  The field of Religious Studies engages perennial questions about religion and human society  Interdisciplinary approach to the study of religion – theological, sociological, literary- critical too  Asian context (multicultural) today – Religion beyond crusades and conversions to role of civil society – relation of religion, ethics and development

3  Religion for wholesome life: socio-economic development; not simply faith-following  Communal harmony, socially acceptable development are threatened by fundamentalism and terrorism  Economic Man – good citizen with rational thinking  Religion – to bind with the Being and human beings

4  Faith with good deeds: ethical, i.e. vision & practice of wellbeing  Secular yet spiritual  Trust-based economic life; rights and righteousness  Charity in plurality with equality: values  Caste, culture, market – handle with care  Traditional ‘caste’ becoming modern now

5  Defending the religious tenets and moral values during marketisation  Sustainable Development  Peace vs. Terrorism; Protests vs. Production  Gospel needed: one world vision  Respect for identities of individuals and communities  Strong polity, society and economy

6  Rebuilding communities of development  Fight communalism through intra-community and inter-community relations  Inclusive development, composite approach to socio-economic problems  Representative democracy & development must become participative democracy & development in action; a culture of equity in action

7  Religiosity and loyalty can go together for social transformation and economic change  Economic development needs social integration and religious harmony  A re-engineering of theories and renewed focus of practices to appreciate the intellectual, religious and spiritual values is essential  Development without discrimination

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