The Sustainability Book

SDG: 8

Decent work and economic growth

SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth


  • What does the concept of decent mean? What values does it express?
  • Some perceive economic growth as a social benefit, others consider it a social problem. Do the Bible and Christian faith provide any basis to form an opinion about this?

SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth


Do you know if anything you own was made by slaves? What can you do, together with others, to combat slavery and degrading conditions in clothing production or other industries that we depend on?

SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth


Lord Jesus Christ, our brother, who walks with us through our workdays and weekends, Let us all participate with the energy and abilities we have. Let us share work and responsibilities, Without coercion and with joy. Give growth where needed, and teach us to be thankful and settle for enough. We commit everything and everyone, into your hands, Lord. Amen.