"The crisis we face today serves as an important wake-up call for us to examine the financial system and ponder what the financial and economic system is for," says Athena Peralta, consultant to the poverty, wealth and ecology project of the Manila-based World Council of Churches.
believes that religion can play an important role in finding and addressing the root of the crisis in a world where all human beings should act for the common good.
All religions, Buddhism among them, highlight the human responsibility to the impoverished, she
is pleased at the burgeoning CSR programmes and green consciousness in the world, she
points out global ethics are also vital.