We live in a world with a very unjust and unequal distribution of resources. The poverty in the world will always challenge the church. In the report "The Church and Economic Globalisation", global injustice is discussed in light of economic globalisation.
The report has been written by a working group established by the Commission on International Affairs (KISP) placed under the Church of Norway Council on Ecumenical and International Relations. In the report, KISP seeks to be attentive and in solidarity with the churches all over the world that experience globalisation as a threat to life and human dignity. Based on the perspective of being a church in the North, KISP would also like to contribute to necessary reforms in the global trade and finance system.
The starting point of the report is the process initiated by the World Council of Churches (WCC) to respond to what the role of the church in economic globalisation is. The document AGAPE (Alternative Globalisation Addressing Peoples and Earth), presented prior to the WCC General Assembly in Porto Alegre in February 2006, was a preliminary result of this process. The Church of Norway was challenged by the WCC to contribute to the further development of the AGAPE process. This report is part of the response from the Church of Norway.