Our awareness and training events are a first step to help church leaders and communities deeply reflect on faith and corruption.
Fides seeks to work with and through the church as a catalyst for higher standards of public integrity in society that will enable a more equitable and just world. We believe the church has a great, but as yet untapped, potential to raise the standards of public integrity in society. Yet, this will demand deep changes in our churches in both theology and practice.
For the church to be a credible positive force in the fight against corruption, it must raise its consciousness about the destructive effects of corruption and its responsibility for individual and social change.
We need to start with ourselves if we are indeed to be salt and light in our own corrupt societies.
Fides awareness and training events focus on building consciousness and attitudes among church leaders and communities. They help the church and its leaders (i) better understand the nature, scope and impact of corruption on societies; (ii) examine the contrast between the local cultural norms and the Biblical injunctions and teachings on good government and public ethics and ; (iii) deeply reflect on how the church and believers individually perceive, participate in, and respond to corruption in its different forms; and (iv) consider ways to strengthen the public witness of the church as it seeks to be salt and light in societies affected by endemic corruption.
April 2018, Argentina: Interview on “La Puerta Abierta”, airing in Spanish in Argentina
May 2018, Mexico: Presentation to pastors about corruption and faith
July 2018, Online: Webinar with Paz y Esperanza called “The Curse of Corruption: Urgent Challenges for the Church”
August 2018, Bolivia: Presentation to the inaugural Latin American Forum for Policies and Government called “A New Leadership to Confront Corruption”
October 2018, Argentina: Lecture at a seminary, Seminario Internacional Teologico Bautista
October 2018, Argentina: Lecture presented at Parlamento & Fe
Watch a Training
- Webinar: The Curse of Corruption (Spanish)
Webinar: Conferencia ‘La maldición de la corrupción: retos urgentes para las iglesias’ – 26 julio, 2018, published on YouTube 31 July 2018.
- Lecture at Seminario Internacional Teologico Bautista (Spanish)
Source: Facebook live video, Seminario Internacional Teologico Bautista, posted 5:19 PM, October 17, 2018.
- Conference: Salt and Light
Salt and Light: The Role of the Church in the Global Fight Against Corruption, conference hosted by Park Street Church. Check out these video highlights: