Micah Challenge is an organization that seeks to make the eradication of global poverty part of the church’s mission. On Monday there was a press conference to discuss a letter that was written by 21 leaders of churches in Africa, Asia and South America. The letter urges churches in the U.S. to help with impoverished countries and to become greater advocates for justice in some of the poorest nations.
“The Church in the United States has the opportunity today to be faithful to the Hope that it preaches,” the global South letter stated. “We urge you to remember that the Hope to which you were called as a messenger demands that you seek first the Kingdom of God and God’s justice.”
“Those of us in evangelical churches are kind of late to the table on some of these issues because we’ve been focusing on more personal morality and we’ve forgotten to address the issues of public morality,” said megachurch pastor Joel Hunter of Longwood, Fla., a member of the board of the World Evangelical Alliance.
Organizers are preparing signatures from the public and from church leaders for a letter that will be sent to both major presidential candidates, asking them to commit to the fight against global poverty.
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