This article proposes a learning journey between seemingly distant disciplines such as theology and economy. Challenging mutual prejudices, both public institutions and private companies are being seen as responsible actors with a contribution to welfare and dignity. The author specifically proposes a reframing of economic theory based on anthropological assumptions such as the human concern for both areas, cooperation and competition, personal benefit and social belonging. The concern for personal and organizational development is based on economic as well as humanistic arguments. The common interest in a democratic society fosters a learning effort based on the respect for diversity, on religion as a worldwide fact of life as well as on ethical minimum standards and the search for a common value orientation.