Religion and Economic Liberty:
A Match Made in Heaven?"
Sunday May 20th - Wednesday
May 24, 2012
David Citadel Hotel
To see the Agenda and Download the Lectures Material
honor of Milton Friedman 100th birthday the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies (JIMS), Atlas Network
and the Acton Institute are cosponsored
a four day conference in May 2012. The conference "Religion and
Economic Liberty: A Match Made in Heaven?" took place in Jerusalem at the David Citadel Hotel.
The conference addressed the question of why so many Jews and Christians are discomfited by Capitalism
and the idea of organizing an economy along free market lines. It is all too often assumed that Judaism and
Christianity align with socialism and that religious ethics imply government intervention and forced
However, this conference explored the mutually beneficial relationship between religion and economic
liberty. We explored why religion flourishes in capitalist societies and
why religious citizens enable a vibrant civil society, thus precluding the need for government intervention.
Pictures from the event!