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...Davies, a professor and dean at Bangor Theological Seminary, presented principles for a new economic mindset to persons gathered Saturday morning for the Ecumenical Breakfast at the 217th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).She represented the Covenanting for Justice Network of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC) and is also a United Church of Christ minister.Davies delivered a document "hot off the press" to serve as a guide for living out the principles established in a confession on justice in the economy and the earth drafted by WARC at a meeting in Accra, Ghana, in 2004.The Council for World Mission
joined with WARC
a month ago in Malaysia to draft "Living Out the Accra Confession: Implications for Our Spirituality and Mission."Davies
said the dominant economic system of the world says that people who cannot pull their own weight are disposable.And those who profit from it are merely getting their just rewards, she
said to the crowd of more than 100 persons.
"Many faithful Christians believe the current system is the best," she
said, citing that free-trade agreements have actually made more people even more desperate to cross the U.S. border.
Davis said the document she
presented is available on the WARC Web site.It offers guidance on the way to create an economic system that means sacrifice on our parts, she
said.The document outlines three guiding principles: sustainability, justice and well-being.