top of page

Monday, November 7, 2022

Carolyn Chen

What Happens When Work Becomes Religion


Via Media logo
Spark Cast podcast icon small s
New College Berkeley logo
Faith and Work Movement logo
work Pray Code book cover

Religious traditions can offer a powerful and distinct set of ethics, communities, and rituals to counter the morally bereft religion of work. They can teach virtues such as justice, stewardship, kinship, and compassion, qualities that help us determine how, why, and when to work; how and what to produce; and what to do with the profits of our work. Religion can show us that values such as efficiency, productivity, and growth are means and not ends in themselves. Now more than ever, we need the prophetic voices of our religious traditions and communities to help us restore a collective wholeness.



bottom of page