Religion and Social Entrepreneurship: What's Faith Got to Do With It?
What motivates social entrepreneurs? For many, religion serves as a key source of inspiration in the pursuit of entrepreneurial solutions to social problems. This event explored how faith has been a motivator for social entrepreneurs and how faith communities can better employ entrepreneurial methods to achieve social aims. This conference featured social entrepreneurs who have been inspired by their faith as well as those who are working to tackle faith-related issues. Participants had the opportunity to engage with speakers and each other and discuss the unique advantages—and challenges—that faith and faith communities can provide in the burgeoning field of social entrepreneurship.
This event was co-sponsored and organized by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs; Ashoka: Innovators for the Public; Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation; Center for Social Entrepreneurship at George Mason University; SIPS Fund; and World Faiths Development Dialogue.