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Faith and Finance

In an investigation of faith and money, Mark Tully talks to accountant and author Professor Atul K Shah about how his Jain beliefs affect his approach to finance.

Mark Tully sets out to examine the sometimes uneasy relationship between the management of money and religious beliefs.

In conversation with Jain accountant and teacher Professor Atul Shah, he explores the differences between the Jain ethical system of business practice and the prevailing Western financial theory.

There’s poetry from Philip Larkin and Benjamin Zephaniah, prose by George Eliot and music from Sanjivani Bhelande and Esperanza Spalding.

The readers are Emily Raymond and Matt Addis.

Presenter: Mark Tully
Producer: Frank Stirling

A 7digital production for BBC Radio 4

28 minutes