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Document Economy of Life, An Invitation to Theological Reflection and Action
This document addresses churches, church communities, ecumenical organizations, theological faculties, seminaries and partners around the globe with an invitation to more intensive theological reflection and action on the Economy of Life.
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Poverty, wealth and ecology: impact of economic globalization
Document Theological Reflection on Economy of Life
Rev. Dr Hyunju Bae (Busan Presbyterian University and WCC Central Committee member) offers a Theological Reflection on Economy of Life during the Plenary on Economic Justice at the WCC central committee meetings in Geneva in 2014.
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Poverty, wealth and ecology: impact of economic globalization
Document A Bible Study Guide for the Report of the Greed Line Study Group of the WCC
To accompany the Report of the Greed Line Study Group of the WCC, the bible study guide uses Old and New Testament texts, from Genesis 41 to Luke 8, to shed light on the greed line and to reflect on the questions: What is greed? Why is greed pervasive?
Located in Resources / / Public witness: addressing power, affirming peace / Poverty, wealth and ecology: impact of economic globalization
Document The Report of the Greed Line Study Group of the WCC
Responding to the enduring spiritual, structural and cultural problem of greed, the document summarizes the discussions of the WCC's Greed Line Study Group.
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Document Economy of Life for All Now: An Ecumenical Action Plan for a New International Financial and Economic Architecture
The document outlines action areas for churches in tackling public finance and debt, regulation of the financial sector and global economic governance with the aim of realizing ethical, democratic, just and sustainable financial and economic systems.
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Document Economy of Life, Justice, and Peace for All: A Call to Action
As a follow-up to the Alternative Globalization Addressing People and Earth (AGAPE) process, which concluded with the AGAPE Call presented at the WCC 9th Assembly in Porto Alegre in 2006, the WCC initiated a programme focused on eradicating poverty, challenging wealth accumulation and safeguarding ecological integrity based on the understanding that Poverty, Wealth and Ecology are integrally related. The AGAPE Call to Action is the result of a six-year process of consultations and regional studies.
Located in Resources / / Poverty, wealth and ecology: impact of economic globalization / Neoliberal paradigm
Document AGAPE Consultation: There's a new world in the making
This document arises from the North American consultation on poverty, wealth and ecology sponsored by the World Council of Churches and held in Calgary, Alberta from 6 to 11 November 2011. This consultation that included representatives from Christian confessions in Canada and the United States of America along with representatives from other ecumenical organizations and local and global ecumenical partners took place at a time of deep global financial crisis and people’s resistance around the world. It is directed to the World Council of Churches, its member churches and partner organizations and all who share in the ideals and goals of this conference.
Located in Resources / / Poverty, wealth and ecology: impact of economic globalization / Neoliberal paradigm
Document European Youth Hearing on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology
In response to the call to raise the voice of young people on climate justice, the young delegates of a WCC-CEC consultation on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology, representing young Christians in Europe through the Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe, World Student Christian Federation Europe Region and SYNDESMOS, the World Fellowship of Orthodox Youth, presented the following contribution to be taken into account in the process of the global ecumenical AGAPE consultation.
Located in Resources / / Poverty, wealth and ecology: impact of economic globalization / Neoliberal paradigm
Document AGAPE Consultation: Budapest Call for Climate Justice
A consultation on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology in Europe organized by the Conference of European Churches (CEC) and the World Council of Churches (WCC) in cooperation with churches in Hungary ended on Friday 12 November 2010 by adopting a "Budapest Call for Climate Justice".
Located in Resources / / Poverty, wealth and ecology: impact of economic globalization / Neoliberal paradigm
Document "Rich toward God", St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, June 6, 2010
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