Business and Compassion: Rehumanizing Our Economy

Event Date: 
March 2, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The American Bible Society National Headquarters
1865 Broadway, New York, NY 10023


NEW YORK, NY January 28, 2011 – Four global luminaries in the fields of business and ethics will explore strategies to deepen the human dimensions of capitalism at a panel in New York City on Wednesday, March 2.

The panel is comprised of four of the world's most highly respected specialists in the ethical dimensions of business and economics, including:

  • Frederic de Narp, CEO of Harry Winston, Inc.
  • Matthew Bishop, New York Bureau Chief of The Economist; co-author of Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World
  • Anil Singh-Molares, CEO of EchoMundi; Founder of the Compassionate Action Network
  • Rev. Robert A. Sirico, Founder and President of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty

The panel – called Business and Compassion: Re-Humanizing Our Economy – takes place on Wednesday, March 2 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the American Bible Society headquarters at 1865 Broadway (61st St.) in Manhattan.

“These distinguished panelists will focus on the world’s most promising models for combining profitability with humanitarian sensibilities,” said Fr. Paul Anel, executive director of Heart's Home USA and the International Center for a Culture of Compassion. “The 2008 financial crisis underscored the need to make business more responsive to human concerns.”

Hosted by Catholic charitable network Heart's Home USA, the International Center for a Culture of Compassion, and the American Bible Society, the event's audience is expected to attract a wide range of businesspeople, academics and ethicists.

Tickets are $30 for general admission and $15 for students. Registration will be available beginning in early February by visiting

About the Host Organizations

Heart’s Home is a global Catholic non-profit organization that works to promote a culture of compassion around the world through a range of charitable and cultural efforts. Heart’s Home consists of a network of volunteers who provide companionship and one-on-one support to disadvantaged and socially isolated individuals – primarily children – in some of the world’s most economically troubled areas. The organization is active on five continents, with 41 centers in 21 countries.

The International Center for a Culture of Compassion (ICCC) is Heart's Home's seminar and retreat facility located in the Catskill Mountains. A venue for conferences, art seminars, concerts, exhibitions and spiritual retreats, the ICCC is the home base of Heart’s Home’s efforts to promote a compassionate sensibility within society through a variety of cultural pathways.

For nearly 200 years of ongoing ministry, the American Bible Society invites people to experience the life-changing message of the Bible. Offering an increasing range of ministries to address core life questions and struggles, the American Bible Society partners with Christian churches and national Bible Societies to share God’s Word in the United States and around the globe.


Heart's Home USA
108 Saint Edwards Street
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Contact: Fr. Paul Anel
Phone: (718) 522-2922

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