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Professional musician turned self-proclaimed “warrior for human dignity and potential” Arthur Brooks travels around the globe in search of an answer to the question: How can we lift up the world together, starting with those at the margins of society? His journey takes him through the chaotic streets of Mumbai, a town in Kentucky left behind by the global economy, a homeless shelter in New York, a street protest in Barcelona, and a Himalayan Buddhist monastery. Along the way, he discovers the secrets not only to material progress for the least fortunate, but also true and lasting happiness for all.    

Markets & Morality will host a free, early screening of this new documentary which explores the causes of global wealth and poverty and meaning of human flourishing. Introducing the film will be Hope Economics professor Dr. Stephen Smith who has expertise in international trade and global development. Following the film, Hope chaplain of discipleship Rev. Jennifer Ryden will provide a brief reflection on the film before a time of Q&A with the audience. 

This event is co-sponsored by Political Science, Economics and Business, the International Studies program, Phelps Scholars, the Tocqueville Forum, Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute, Hope Advocates for Sustainability, Hope College Republicans,  Campus ministries and Center for Ministry Studies.

The Hope and Holland community are invited to join us for this thought-provoking documentary premiere. For more information or the cosponsor opportunities, please email Sarah Estelle (

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