Caring, sharing, and giving are fundamental to all our religions. The pivotal significance of justice in the value system of most traditions is worth stressing over and over again. Likewise, compassion is as much a defining characteristic of Jewish thought as it is of Buddhist philosophy and, indeed, of other religions.

It is apparent that there is a comprehensive spectrum of values, principles, and ideals, ranging from restraint and moderation, on the one hand, to justice and compassion, on the other, at the sanctum sanctorum (the holy of holies) of all our traditions. These values should constitute the ethical core of the global economy.

Chandra Muzaffar, Subverting Greed by Paul Knitter,editor, Chandra, editor Muzaffar, editor