This is the Industrial Christian Fellowship Annual Lecture for 2017 held in conjunction with TRiPL.
We are seeing an unprecedented growth of interest in spirituality at work. This is part of a wider movement that is re-imagining a broader social, political and ethical role for business in society.
All reputable businesses engage in corporate social responsibility in its many guises (including providing activities such as yoga, tai chi, meditation and prayer) but how far can this movement really go if leaders at the top of our organisations do not have a profound (and spiritual) transformation of both heart and mind? To what extent is this interest in spirituality a fad and to what extent a permanent shift in human consciousness?
Our planet, our fragile communities and our hard won social and political systems lie at a tipping point and whatever happens, profound change awaits us. Karen will argue that love is the only force that will provide a positive way through the crisis. But how do we learn to love? What role might Christians play in helping humankind embrace this profound metanoia?
This lecture will be delivered by Dr Karen Blakeley, Head of the Centre for Responsible Management at Winchester Business School. For more information about the Centre for Responsible Management, click here