Category Archives: Government

From aid to enterprise

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The true and ultimate purpose of business is to increase human wellbeing for the glory of God. When people are empowered to create wealth in accord with this ideal they experience a sense of dignity and responsibility towards society. Unfortunately, the wealthy tend to regard their responsibilities towards the poor in terms of aid. This […]

From Statism to Participatory Governance

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We affirm the role of government in maintaining peace, order and justice for the nations, societies and communities of our modern world. However, many governments have increasingly centralised decision-making and control of public services, undermining local politics. This removes responsibility and ownership away from the public being served, and puts relational distance between government and […]

Justice vs. Progress

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We affirm that the possibility of progress is a good and fundamental feature of the world over which we have been given dominion. However, even though rapid changes in technology and other areas of society can give the impression of progress, JUSTICE is not progressing at the same pace and, in fact, is often diminishing […]

Corruption in public service

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We affirm that public service should be conducted with righteousness and integrity so as to improve a population’s quality of life. However, we have allowed corruption to impede development and thriving and exacerbate poverty and dysfunction. Therefore, we call upon our public servants, our security officials and our civil society to end every corrupt practice […]

Christian Charter Cities

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We affirm that the Church of Jesus Christ is the original supranational community. Whilst Christians are to be respectful of national governments and international organisations, the Church is above and beyond such entities. However, this reality has not been used or acknowledged by many Christians. This failure can be illustrated by the failure of the […]

A just and peaceful international order

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We affirm God created the nations of the world, big, small, colourful and different. God is sovereign over all nations and each is accountable to him. God envisions a just and peaceful international order, the basis for peaceful relations between nations. However, because of evil and the arrogance of man, nations seek dominance over and […]

Fair Handling of Resources

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Affirmation: The resources of the world exist for the benefit of everyone in the world. Analysis: Businesses use tax rules and other devices to transfer wealth from one country to another, depriving the countries in which goods are produced and sold of revenue which ought to be expended for the benefit of the people in […]

Housing Money

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The right of all people to have access to a secure home meeting minimum quality standards is affirmed. However, unrestrained application of the free market has transformed housing into an investment, leading to vast over-pricing and the unjust financial exclusion of many from appropriate quality homes. The establishment of ‘housing money’ is proposed. This would […]

Brexit and Good Neighbours

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We affirm the fundamental importance of being a good neighbour. However, in the fraught times occasioned by Brexit, this has often been marginalised in preference of procuring Britain’s own prosperity. Therefore, the opportunity should be taken to show that while Britain is not part of the EU–rightly or wrongly–it can be a good neighbour. To […]

Equality in Government

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We affirm the equality of all mankind before God, and in society, specifically in their contribution as adults to the election of government and to the shaping of policy. However, the association of power with wealth and ‘elite’ groups and the disenfranchisement of others through lack of motivation, poverty, or poor education denies this equality. […]