Economic Development

Economic Development

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January 26, 2009

“If you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday. You shall be called repairer of the breach and restorer of streets to live in.” - Isaiah 58 Poverty, hunger, and deadly disease...

December 9, 2008

International financial institutions have deviated from their mandate of assisting the economic development of poorer nations through aid, investment and trade and are now controlling their political and economic agenda, a gathering of African churches in the Mozambican capital has been told....

December 8, 2008

Mozambican President Armando Guebuza has made a call to African churches to shift their focus from assisting liberation struggles on the continent to helping African nations attain economic freedom.

"The church played a major role in the liberation struggle to end colonialism and foreign...

May 9, 2008

A three-day workshop has resulted in a new partnership to ensure that grassroots communities in Africa take center stage in development programs.

The May 6-8 workshop, held at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg, South Africa, was part of an initiative by African Monitor (AM) and Inter...

May 31, 2004

ACROSS THE STREET from the Burger King, the scene changes quickly. On the Arizona side, American prosperity reigns. In just a short walk, however, a far different world and way of life emerge.

Nogales, Ariz., on the Mexican border about 65 miles south of Tucson, bristles with sensors,...

March 31, 2004

WHEN MEASURING THE intersection of religion and the corporate workplace, many people want the church to confront the ethical scandals and financial malfeasance. They expect the church to provide instruction. But according to two Episcopal priests, the church itself has a lot to learn … from...

June 23, 2003

Uganda, called by Winston Churchill the 'pearl of Africa,' is more often regarded as a blood-soaked pearl these days. A brutal civil war in the north has displaced hundreds of thousands, deepened the grinding poverty and the HIV/AIDS crisis, creating a whole new generation of orphans. In the...

April 29, 2003

Latin American governments should refuse to pay their foreign debt and creditors should cancel it, according to a document debated by church representatives meeting in Buenos Aires. The document also calls for 'economic disobedience' and the reform of international financial institutions.

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February 19, 2003

World Council of Churches, IMF and World Bank discuss developmentThe World Council of Churches (WCC), noted in the past for its criticism of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, invited officials of the two institutions to its Geneva headquarters to start a discussion on...

February 5, 2002

Global leaders gathered at the 2002 World Economic Forum (WEF) in New York January 31-February 4 were warned that corporations and international organizations must become more accountable to the countries and peoples of the world.

Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey said the collapse...

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