In August 2011, the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics (abbreviated “IFWE”) was launched to educate and inspire Christians to embrace a Biblical understanding of faith, work, and economics. The Institute headquarters are in the Tysons Corner area of McLean, VA just about 30 minutes outside downtown Washington D.C. and adjacent to one of the new Metro stops under construction.
With a sunny office space and an energetic team of five staff, the Institute is busy working on strategy and developing the academic framework for a biblical theology of faith, work, and economics. IFWE’s first big event will be a Colloquium on November 3-5, 2011 at which leading economists and theologians will discuss and identify research gaps and launch joint short-term research projects.
As our academic team forms, we will be working hard throughout the year to publish and disseminate new research. Our desire is to drill deep into those areas of faith, work, and economics which normally don’t receive much scrutiny. Though highly academic, our goal is to make our research and information relevant and practical to Christians outside academia – to those asking questions about whether their work matters and how to think Biblically about the economic environment we live in today.