Wednesday, 5 January 2011


The latest issue of Tikkun a progressive Jewish magazine in the USA has an interesting article by Ulrich Duckhrow about what Christians should be saying about Global Capitalism. He points Tikkun's largely North American readers to a recent statment from a collection of international church bodies called Life in Just Peace. The opening part of the article can be read below and click on the link for the whole article and for the full statement:

What should Christianity be saying about global capitalism? The World Council of Churches, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, and the Lutheran World Federation have begun a significant exploration of that question.
It's a discussion I hope you will bring into the churches of North America. The conversation doesn't have to be limited to Christianity, either. What should Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism be saying about global capitalism? It's a debate to bring into your synagogues, mosques, ashrams, and schools of theology and divinity, and into local secular communities as well, since the issues bear on the entire human race and the survival of the planet. After you develop a perspective on capitalism within your own religious group, you can then -- as a community -- share your views in the international debate now taking place. The global religious community could play an important role in challenging the growing materialism and selfishness that have characterized the growth of a global capitalist worldview.