Our event content and length can be adjusted to meet the specific needs of different groups. While our events can be customized to fit the specific needs of our audience, extending from a day to a week, we offer as an example a possible structure and modules:

Part 1: Framing the Topic: Defining the problem of corruption and describing its impact on development, social justice and the overall well being of society.

  • What is corruption and how it expresses itself in society
  • How corruption affects inequality, social trust, the rule of law and political stability
  • What is the response of the global community

Part 2: Biblical Perspective: Exploring a theology of good governance

  • How does Scripture speak to the issue of good government?
  • How does Scripture approach justice and impartiality?
  • What does “acting justly” mean at a personal and corporate level?

Part 3: Culture and Corruption: Exploring the relationship between cultural values and norms and corrupt practices

  • How does culture contribute to corruption?
  • What do we mean by cultures of corruption?
  • How does our culture define corruption? How does it differ from biblical injunctions?
  • Which cultural values and attitudes might clash with public integrity and good governance?
  • Are there different levels of social acceptance of corruption?

Part 4: Challenges and Implications for the Christian Faith and the Church

  • What are some blind spots?
  • How do we rationalize and explain corrupt behavior?
  • To what extent does the church teach and exemplify standards of public integrity?
  • What will it take to reduce corruption in society? How might the church play a more positive role?