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A Selection of Recent Church Statement and Studies on Economic Issues


    "Common Good and Self-interest: Economic activity and responsibility for the future", a memorandum of the Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland, 1991 (a translation of Gemeinwohl und Eigennutz. Wirtschaftliches Handeln in Verantwortung für die Zukunft, Eine Denkschrift der Evangelischen Kirche in Deutschland, 1991).**

    "Orthodox Perspectives on Justice and Peace", report of an Orthodox meeting in Minsk, 1989.**

    "The Tagatay "85 Covenant", report of a consultation sponsored by the National Council of Churches in the Philippines, 1985.**

    "The Churches and the Foreign Debt: Rejection of a Theology of Death", a declaration of a consultation sponsored by the National Council of Christian Churches (CONIC) and the Coordinating Committee for Ecumenical Research (CESE) in Brazil, 1989.**

    Preliminary report of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania on the debt crisis, 1989.**

    "Christian Faith and Economic Life: A Study Paper Contributing to a Pronouncement for the Seventeenth General Synod of the United Church of Christ", A. Ch. Smock ed., USA, 1987.

    "Christian Faith: Economic Life and Justice", a pronouncement from the Seventeenth General Synod of the United Church of Christ, USA, 1989.**

    "Community Economic Development as Mission", a study paper for congregations and agencies of the American Lutheran Church, 1987.**

    "Christian Faith and Economic Justice", a study document adopted by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA), 1984.**

    "Economic Justice and the Christian Conscience", a study and reflection document of the Episcopal Church (USA), 1987.**

    "Faith in the City, a Call for Action by Church and Nation", the report of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Commission on Urban Priority Areas, Church House Publishing, 1985.**

    "Economic Justice: The Equitable Distribution of Genuine Wealth", a discussion paper prepared by Social Responsibility and Justice Committee of the Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia**

    "Centesimus Annus", Encyclical letter of the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II on the hundredth anniversary of Rerum Novarum, 1991.**

    "Sollicitudo Rei Socialis", encyclical letter of Pope John Paul II, 1987.**

    "Economic Justice for All: Catholic Social Teaching and the US Economy", pastoral letter of the Roman Catholic Bishop's Conference in the USA.**

    "The Oxford Declaration on Christian Faith and Economics", a declaration from an Evangelical perspective, 1990.**

    "A Cry for Justice: The Churches and Synagogues Speak" eds Robert McAfee Brown and Sydney Thomson Brown. This book discusses some major statements of religious bodies. Paulist Press, New York/Mahwak, 1989


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