The historical context of the Accra confession

Show simple item record Rust, Averell 2015-12-03T06:42:55Z 2015-12-03T06:42:55Z 2009-11-06
dc.description This article was originally presented as a paper at a meeting of the Joint Globalization Task Team of the Reformed Churches of Germany and South Africa, held at Arnoldsheim, Frankfurt, Germany, 26–30 May 2008. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This article places the Accra Confession, accepted at the 24th General Assembly of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC) (2004), within the historical context of the WARC’s struggle for economic justice in the face of globalisation. It moves beyond addressing such issues merely as ethical issues to rather viewing them as confessional issues of faith. It highlights the diffi culties of the WARC to reach consensus on issues concerning economic justice. It also shows how the WARC has taken the lead in the ecumenical movement by engaging a broad spectrum of people – professionals and non-professionals, from the North and the South, rich and poor – to ensure that such a confession is a true refl ection of the experiences of people at grass-roots level and that it speaks from the heart. The Accra Confession challenges Christians to take a faith stance on economic injustice. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Rust, A., 2009, ‘The historical context of the Accra Confession’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 65(1), Art. #280, 6 pages. DOI: 10.4102/hts.v65i1.280. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v65i1.280
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dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_ZA
dc.rights © 2009. The Authors. Licensee: OpenJournals Publishing. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Globalisation en_ZA
dc.subject Economic justice en_ZA
dc.subject World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC) en_ZA
dc.subject Accra Confession en_ZA
dc.title The historical context of the Accra confession en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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