World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Religion and business

Article Id: WHEBN0030781093
Reproduction Date:

Title: Religion and business  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Economics of religion, Sociology of religion, Wealth and religion, Business, Cao Đài
Collection: Business, Economics of Religion
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Religion and business

Religion and business have throughout history interacted in ways that relate to and affected one another, as well as influenced sociocultural evolution, political geographies, and labour laws.


  • Religious tourism 1
    • Pilgrimage sites 1.1
  • Business ethics 2
    • Judaism 2.1
  • Food processing 3
    • Halal 3.1
    • Kashrut 3.2
  • Business law 4
    • United Kingdom 4.1
    • United States 4.2
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • Further reading 7
  • External links 8

Religious tourism

Some areas, countries or cities have an economy based on religious tourism. Examples include Islamic Hajj tourism and Vatican tourism. The hotels and markets of important religious places are a source of income to the locals.[1]

Pilgrimage sites

The boards or shines sometimes receive so much in donations that governments to take it under control for proper utilization of resources and management.[2] The annual revenues of most of the religious places are not regulated.[3]

Business ethics


Judaism outlines requirements of accurate weights and measurements in commerce, as well as prohibitions on monetary deception, verbal deception and misrepresentation.[4]

Food processing


Globally, halal products comprise a US$2 trillion industry.[5]


As of 2003, the kosher industry had certified more than 100,000 products, which total approximately US$165 billion in sales annually.[6]

Business law

United Kingdom

United Kingdom labour law prohibits employer discrimination based on religion, belief, or any lack thereof.[7]

United States

In the

External links

  • Larkin, Geraldine A.; Larkin, Geri (1991-03-01). Building a Business the Buddhist Way. Celestial Arts.  
  • Gambling, Trevor; Abdel Karim, Rifaat Ahmed (1991-05-01). Business and accounting ethics in Islam. London and New York: Mansell.  
  • Lundén, Rolf (1988). Business and Religion in the American 1920s. New York, New York: Greenwood Press. Retrieved 2011-05-18. 
  • Chewning, Richard C. (1990-09-14). Business Through the Eyes of Faith. HarperOne.  
  • Edward J. Trunfio, ed. (1991). Christianity in Business: A Collection of Essays on Pedagogy and Practice. Christian Business Faculty Association.  
  • Solomon, Lewis (2004-04-22). Evangelical Christian Executives: A New Model for Business Corporations. Transaction Publishers.  
  • Hill, Alexander (2008-01-10). Just Business: Christian Ethics for the Marketplace. IVP Academic.  

Further reading

  1. ^ India's booming business of religion -
  2. ^ Introduction
  3. ^ The Business of Religion
  4. ^ Scheinman, James (1995), "Jewish Business Ethics", The Evolution & Impact of Jewish Law, Regents of the University of California U.C. Davis Journal of International Law & Policy 
  5. ^ Bladd, Joanne; Claire Ferris-Lay (2010-09-09). "Planet Islamic: the $2trn battle for the halal market". Arabian Business. Retrieved 2011-05-18. 
  6. ^ Shimoni, Giora. "10 Most Interesting Kosher Stats of 2006". Retrieved 2011-05-18. 
  7. ^ "Religion or Belief and the Workplace" (PDF). Acas. Retrieved 2011-05-18. From 2 December 2003, when the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations came into force, it became unlawful to discriminate against workers because of religion or similar belief. 
  8. ^ Foltin, Richard T.; James D. Standish (2004). "Reconciling Faith and Livelihood". Human Rights Magazine (Summer 2004). Retrieved 2011-05-18. 
  9. ^ Steinberger, Jeffrey (2007-09-19). "Religion and the Workplace".  
  10. ^ Sternal, Patrick (July–August 2009). "Current Legal Issues Facing Religious Organizations". Business Law Today 18 (6). Retrieved 2011-05-18. 


See also


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.