The least of these
There is no place for apathy in a world which sees 30,000 children die each day because of poverty related conditions. The bible teaches that whatever we do to the poorest we do also for Jesus. We believe God judges nations by what they do to the poorest.Williams statement came as part of communiqué created by church leaders from the UK, the US, Africa and elsewhere to go to the G-8 leaders gathering in Scotland in July. The Anglican Communion News Service report went on to say
Archbishop Rowan underscored the "deep convergence" of churches from North America, Europe and the Global South regarding the issue of extreme poverty. Churches of all traditions, he said, have found that they have a "common moral base resting on the bible" which calls them to act for economic justice.The full text of the press release and the communiqué itself are found online.
The Archbishop also observed that the eradication of poverty is a "generational issue". It is, he said, "the moral cause of the younger generation whose moral vision must be affirmed."
This communiqué comes out together with a statement by key leaders in the UK of Christianity, Judaism and Islam publicly urging their Prime Minister Tony Blair to make the case for concrete actions to aid the poorest peoples on earth. That multi-faith letter said in part,
We start from the reality that at the heart of our three great Abrahamic faiths, stands a shared vision of what is owed by right to those who are most in need. For Christian, Jew, and Muslim alike, a world that fails to offer a full measure of compassionate justice to all our brothers and sisters, whoever and wherever they may be, is a world that is failing to meet God's design for humanity.The full text of that statement is found here. Do you like it when religion gets involved in politics? By what means are Christians and other persons of faith to reach out to those in need?
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