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Can The World Economy Use Some Faith-Based Ideas?

Can The World Economy Use Some Faith-Based Ideas?

Can the world economy use some faith-based ideas, and should it?

That’s a question beyond most of us but the subject of intense debate in global church and faith based groups.

One thinker with some of the latest answers is Rev Kim Dong-Sung, the Asia Secretary of the World Council of Churches.

Rev Kim is visiting Christchurch on Thursday and Friday this week (November 8 and 9).

His hosts for the visit will be Christchurch’s international aid and development agency, Christian World Service (CWS).

They will show Rev Kim the earthquake riven city and host a reception for him at their Halkett Street offices at 5.30pm Thursday.

He will talk on both new economic thinking and ecumenical issues at the reception.

On Friday he will be take a fact finding trip to the Eastern suburbs.

“It’s rare to gets someone of this calibre and this importance for this long,” said CWs national director, Pauline McKay.

Rev Kim is both a high flyer in the ecumenical world and a specialist in new morally and faith based thinking on economics and global financial structures.

He was at the recent Global Ecumenical Conference on “New International Financial and Economic Architecture” held in Brazil in September.

He was there taking part in a major global dialogue seeking new ways of running the world economy , an issue that has taken on new relevance since the Global Financial Crisis tipped the world into recession and on going economic uncertainty.

Rev Kim is also one of the new generation of leaders in the world ecumenical movement.

Before the Christchurch visit he will have attended the recent Anglican Consultative Council meeting and the Methodist Church Conference in Wellington this weekend.

He is a Presbyterian Minister of the Presbyterian Church of South Korea.

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