The Government, Global Poverty and God’s Mission in the World declaration emerged as one result of a two-day consultation sponsored by Bread for the World Institute, Micah Challenge, and the Center for Applied Christian Ethics, and held at Wheaton College, May 18-19, 2010.
The consultation involved a cross-section of roughly 80 invited evangelical Christian leaders in relief and development, church mission and advocacy, academia, and the media, with representatives from the Global South as well as Europe and North America. The purpose of the consultation was to strengthen the church’s understanding of how Christians should approach, inform, and develop their positions on U.S. foreign assistance policy. The consultation evolved to include broader reflections on U.S. (and other nations’) trade, aid, debt and other policies affecting global poverty.
The report can be found here.