Resolution on Inequalities and Resources

1) The Assembly recognizes that God has created enough resources for everyone to live in dignity. As people of faith, we are deeply concerned about growing inequalities within and between countries. Increasing inequality indicates that the benefits of globalization and economic growth are often not shared. These funds could finance social protection such as health services, education and pensions.
2) The Assembly calls on the member churches and related organizations everywhere to stand up and demand fair redistribution of wealth and social protection, as a matter of justice and human rights for all.

3) The Assembly also recalls and affirms the following resolution adopted by the Council at its 2013 meeting:

The São Paulo statement “International Financial Transformation for the Economy of Life”1 was adopted on 5 October 2012 at a meeting held in response to and as a continuation of the decades of work around issues of economic, social and ecological justice with which the World Communion of Reformed Churches, the World Council of Churches, the Council on World Mission, and The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) have been involved.

The LWF Council commends the São Paulo statement to the member churches for their study and advocacy, and encourages the Communion Office to continue to engage in the follow-up processes.