Pastor Adalbéron Garrett from the Igréja Présbitariana do Brasil em Recife - Sandra Garrett Rios Siqueira OAB/PE 12636.
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How the Unified Church Can Respond to Global Corruption: A Call which Will Impact Millions
The disciples had been commissioned to evangelize the world; but they were shut up in the upper room for fear of what would happen to them (Acts 9). They looked upon the world as an instrument of destruction. Both the Jews and the Romans were a threat. The Holy Spirit came upon them and they began to see the world differently. Killers and assassins that they had been afraid of became people who needed the message of salvation. The disciples were the only ones who could deliver it. Once their vision of the world was changed, they could change their attitude as well. Fear gave way to boldness and anger was overcome by love. They were changed men. This paradigm shift brought about the most impressive change in world history. We need this shift again today.
The unifying call to fight corruption will have a great impact on world economies. All Christians should avoid engaging in any activity that could be called corrupt. It might mean paying a price; however, the call stands. Let us be poor, but honest. Let our treasure be in the heavenly realms. We will make a real difference in the world when, united as one, we abdicate corrupt practices. The grim reality is that when we look at the one billion plus Catholics and protestants in the world today, we must face the fact that corruption exists in the Church as well.
Preach consistently against corruption. Today, there are only a few places in the world where individuals cannot talk about corruption. Surely, these are the same places where the name of Jesus Christ isn’t welcome. Preachers should present sermons about corruption. A study of the Bible will show a number of occasions where men tried to bribe, rob, steal and kill. We need to hear more about the transformation the Holy Spirit brings to all areas of our lives.
Publish academic resources on how Christians combat corruption worldwide. Christians are found in varied fields of work. The Church should encourage theorists in various fields to write biblically-based articles and books on the impact of corruption on the population. The gospel message should be stated as the way to change people’s character.Develop programs on personal integrity. The Christian world needs a down-to-earth program to curb corruption. Small groups should be formed in churches to discuss the subject. A study called “Total Integrity” will be launched in Brazil in 2006. It deals with integrity by addressing three main areas: personal integrity, social integrity and spiritual integrity. The objective is to help Christians and non-Christians look at corruption and its impact on world poverty.Pressure governments to fight poverty and corruption. There are Christians working in organizations throughout the world, yet the Church does not appear as an instrument of pressure in world politics. In many cases, the Church has not said much concerning terrorism, human rights, organized crime, authoritarianism, war or treatment of the environment. We must speak out when governments or individuals are going against the commands of God found in Scripture.Formation of an International Office Against Corruption. The Christian world needs a specialized office in the matter of curbing corruption that combines academic rigor and biblical commitment.
In Brazil, there is an initiative called CRISCOR (Christians Against Corruption, http://www.criscor.org/), which seeks to use biblical ethics to encourage both Catholics and protestants in the fight against corruption. Criscor is working with the United Nations Office Against Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and has promoted social transformation based on a fair distribution of wealth. Criscor has a ten-year goal of taking Brazil’s CPI from 3.9 (2004) to 7.0. In a country where 22% of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is taken through corruption, it is believed that more money will arrive to the poor by 2015. This will improve the lives of millions who would otherwise die of hunger and bad health conditions. By living longer, they will have a greater chance of hearing the gospel message.
Only when the Church is willing to look at corruption as a real threat to world evangelism will it be motivated to change. Christians in Europe and North America are called to join forces with Christians in Latin America, Africa and Asia to present an international and historical answer to world injustice, breaking the hold Satan has had on many nations. Our Lord Jesus Christ has called us to be light in this world. A small candle might not be enough to remove the darkness that corruption has brought into the world; however, millions of candles will surely provide the world with a powerful witness of the glory of God. If we all work together, those who live in both spiritual and social darkness might indeed live longer and hear the gospel message.
1. http://hdr.undp.org/statistics/data2. http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/contacts.shtml#papers. 3. As seen on October 3, 2005.
4. Rose-Ackerman. “The Political Economy of Corruption.” In Corruption and the Global Economy. ed. Kimberly Ann Elliott. June 1997.
6. For TI’s CPI – Corruption Perception Index – 10.0 indicates a country free of corruption perception, while 0.0 indicates a country with absolute perception of corruption (cf www.transparency.org/)
7. The United States passed a bill in 1977 called FCPA which tightens the procedures of accountability. In the 1990s American companies Enron and World Com managed to live parallel to this law. Seewww.synergyassociates.ca/documents/Corporate%20Governance%20after%20
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Advogado da área Trabalhista, Cível, Imobiliário e Empresarial. Bacharel em Direito pela Universidade Católica de Pernambuco. Sócio fundador.
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GABRIELA SIQUEIRA BORBA, OAB 24.265/PE.
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FERNANDO JOSÉ CAVALCANTI DO RÊGO BARROS NETO, OAB 33.655/PE.
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ALINNE CORREIA VELOSO, OAB 24.425/PE.
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SAULO TELES VALENÇA, OAB 35.178/PE.
Advogado da área Trabalhista, Direito de Família e do Consumidor. Bacharel em Direito na Faculdade Integrada do Recife - Estácio – FIR. Pós-graduando em Direito Processual Civil e do Trabalho na Escola Superior de Magistratura (Esmatra).
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GILENO MACHADO GUIMARÃES.
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JOÃO GUILHERME GUERRA CAVALCANTI, OAB 35.226/PE.
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