Ethics at Work Podcast, Part 6: Economy, Community, and Moral Theology
Episode Topic: Economy, Community, and Moral TheologyToday the Ethics at Work Crew chats with Fr. Gilbrian Stoy, C.S.C. '13, '19 MDiv. Fr. Gil has a variety of interests: economy, technology, ecology, and communion theology. Interestingly, Fr. Gil tells us that communion and community should be at the forefront of the way we think about economy.In today’s episode, we set the scene for understanding community through the lens of The Road by Cormac McCarthy to begin to unpack how economy involves relationships and meaning. This book gives us an image of communion, which structures everything about the Christian faith. Fr. Gil views the economy as a means for relationships. He pushes us to see each other at the ends of economic exchange and invites us to remember our relationships and human dignity in these exchanges. Looking at the messy human relationships across economic communities, Fr. Gil highlights how technology obscures the relationships that drive the economy. He reminds us that the common good can only be achieved in the collective, so setting up communities of virtue require relationships and common deliberation. Justice starts with an internal disposition of charity toward the other met by systems that enable the common deliberation. Just technologies encourage us to see each other more clearly and to act with charity towards each other.We invite you to consider with us the social concerns at the heart of economic exchange and to consider the people inside and across our economic endeavors.Featured Speakers:Paul Blaschko, Ph.D., assistant teaching professor at the University of Notre DameMegan Levis, Ph.D., assistant professor of the practice with Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns and with the College of EngineeringWalter Scheirer, Ph.D., the Dennis O. Doughty Collegiate Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame Fr. Gilbrian Stoy, C.S.C. '13, '19 MDiv., Holy Cross Priest and doctoral student in Moral Theology in the School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America.The Ethics at Work podcast is edited and produced by Nat Todaro and Megan Levis. To learn more about the ethics at work project you can find us at ethicsatwork.nd.edu.Read this episode's recap over on the University of Notre Dame's open online learning community platform, ThinkND: https://go.nd.edu/3c92ff.This podcast is a part of the ThinkND Series titled Ethics at Work Podcast.Thanks for listening! The ThinkND Podcast is brought to you by ThinkND, the University of Notre Dame's online learning community. We connect you with videos, podcasts, articles, courses, and other resources to inspire minds and spark conversations on topics that matter to you — everything from faith and politics, to science, technology, and your career. Learn more about ThinkND and register for upcoming live events at think.nd.edu. Join our LinkedIn community for updates, episode clips, and more.