Christians called to tackle corruption

Governments, businesses and churches across the globe are being challenged to expose and tackle corruption.

It’s claimed that it is one of the major factors in keeping millions of people in poverty worldwide.

This month Bible Society joined an international coalition of Christian organisations, called Exposed, at the launch of the year-long campaign.

Dr Dion Forster, International Coordinator of Exposed claimed that every year over $1 trillion ‘goes missing through mismanagement, illicit business practices and poor governance’. ‘It doesn’t have to be this way,’ he added.

Exposed was launched at Westminster Central Hall. It will culminate in a global vigil against corruption planned for 14-20 October 2013.

Bible Society’s Head of Media, Ben Whitnall, said, ‘The Bible reminds us of God’s call to seek justice for those denied it and to be a voice to the voiceless.

‘Christians have long been committed to this vision and we’re excited that the coming year gives us the chance to re-focus our efforts on this biblical mandate.’

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