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Economic justice

The shattering reality of poverty and economic injustice around the world today, the imperative - from biblical/ethical, social/economic, and human rights perspectives - to implement alternative economic models, and examples of churches doing just that, are the subjects of today's theme plenary on economic justice.

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Changing contexts

Participants spend 1½ hours each day - today and for the next three days - in in-depth dialogue with one another on "changing contexts": religious and cultural; ecclesial and ecumenical; international; and social and economic. An innovation, the Assembly's "ecumenical conversations" are designed to generate ideas, proposals and recommendations for its Programme Guidelines Committee.

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  • Ecumenical conversations

Spiritual life

Today's variant of the Assembly prayer is "God, in your grace, transform the earth". The accompanying scripture passage is about the coming of "new heavens and a new earth" (Isaiah 65:17-25, Revelation 21:1-8). This vision is illustrated by a sunflower since, for some indigenous peoples in Latin America, it symbolizes the earth's potential for rebirth, renewal and resurrection.

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