An international gathering of women theologians has issued a rallying call for churches to transform the economic and political systems that increase poverty and damage the environment. The theologians, meeting in Bangalore, India, urged churches to ‘engage’ the systems ‘that deny human dignity and scorch the earth’ and to ‘reject greed and over-consumption’. They also resolved to develop a global ecumenical movement on social and economic justice, drawing on women’s insights. ‘Resistance to empire is growing and women are very much in the forefront,’ said Patricia Sheerattan-Bisnauth of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches. The Alliance co-sponsored the meeting with the World Council of Churches.
Source: Christian Today (19/8)