Kingdom values have helped bring radical transformation in society precisely when Christians understood their calling to be salt and light in the public square.
The biblical work ethics clashes with a system that, according to the International Labour Organization, “experiences a lack of material well-being, economic security, equal opportunities or scope for human development”.
Photos of the Lausanne Movement Global Workplace Forum, celebrated in Manila.
Almost 900 people from 110 countries attended the Global Workplace Forum. The Lausanne Movement dreams about a “great movement of God through believers in their workplace”.
850 from 108 countries met for the Global Workplace Forum, June 25-29. The gathering was organised by the Lausanne Movement. “Every workplace is a place of ministry”.
“The marketplace is the perfect place to build community and to show people who Jesus is, as well as having a positive social and economic impact”, says Mark Plummer.
Surveys show that integrity is highly sought after in many workplaces but few can confidently define it.
We are tempted to make our vocations a salvation project; to justify our souls with grand deeds.
God has given a certain dignity to work, making it something that we cannot live without. However, if we look to our work to find meaning in life, we will end up with an empty heart.
The Swiss-Spanish artist and Evangelical Focus author speaks about how he relates work and faith.
The Forum of Young Christian Entrepreneurs gathered 500 people in its second edition. Mgliwè Simdinatome leads a movement to equip young Christians as they start their first business projects.
Eighteen Spanish young professionals are trained to put into practice biblical principles in their personal and professional lives. They will also have a one year mentoring.
Indian author Vishal Mangalwadi explains how Europe developed technology after understanding “the very important difference that the Bible made between work and toil.”
Vishal Mangalwadi on how the Bible shaped how we see work and technology.
Unemployment in the EU regions ranged from 2% to 31%. Greece and Spain are still struggling. According to the Bible, “all work is worthy and full of meaning”, Jaume Llenas, General Secretary of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance, says.
Spanish group Evangelicals in Economy and Business organises conference for business leaders. Meeting regularly with fellow believers is “vitally important”, says experienced businessman Peter Briscoe.
Christian businessmen tell the BBC how their Christian faith affects important decisions. “Values are passed down.”