- A Different World is Possible (A Lecture by WARC President, the Rev. Dr. Clifton Kirkpatrick) :: [PDF]
- Study Pamphlet on the Accra Confession :: [PDF]
- Manila Declaration on Empire :: [MS Word Document]
- Power to Resist, Courage to Hope: A Christian Education resource by Caribbean Churches [PDF]
- Message from the Colloquium on the Accra and Belhar Confessions, Stony Point, NY, January 2010 [PDF]
Globalization We Can Grasp:
The Covenanting for Justice Online Curriculum
Developed by the North American Working Group for Covenanting for Justice/Accra Confession.
Covenanting for Justice means working with communities as part of our Christian witness in solidarity with neighbors near and far to bring about a sustainable and just global community. We invite you to join in this transnational movement and to covenant for justice!
Below are five workshop modules that make real the challenges of globalization and the witness of the prophetic church. The modules in the curriculum contain video examples of social and environmental tragedy, and some triumphs of solidarity. You can use these as a five-week curriculum (or six weeks if you add an additional session to read and discuss the Accra Confession), or choose from the five modules according to the interests and time commitment of the group.
DOWNLOAD ALL OF THE FILES AND VIDEOS HERE: http://www.canaac.org/resources/accra-confession
- Download the entire PDF with introduction, facilitator’s guide and curriculum [PDF]
- Download the facilitator’s guide [PDF]
The Five Modules:
- Introduction to Globalization and the Churches’ Response
Globalization and the Churches’ Response provides background and theology about globalization. The relationship between globalization and empire is explored. Through the “Letter from Accra,” video and worship, this module explores how we as Christians can respond to aspects of globalization that are unsustainable and unjust.
- Global Climate Change: Renewing the Sacred Balance
Global Climate Change calls us to act for climate justice. We, individuals and communities, institutions and governments, must dramatically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Our faith teaches us to work for equitable, just and sustainable solutions. Changes in regulations and changes in lifestyle are essential to preserve Creation’s balance. Here are practical ways we can create greener practices in church and society.
- Farmworkers, Low Wage Jobs, and Living into a New Economy
Farmworkers, Low wage Jobs, and Living into a New Economyreveals the working and living conditions endured by farmworkers in Canada and the United States. It tells the story of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, an organization of tomato pickers living in Immokalee, Florida, and the successes they and their allies have achieved in struggles with Taco Bell, McDonalds, and Burger King.
- Environmental Justice and Human Rights
Environmental Justice and Human Rightsare both at grave risk in the Peruvian lead mining town of La Oroya. A privately held U.S. firm continues to profit from operations that have contaminated people and the land. This tragedy demonstrates how the pursuit of profit can lead to ecological degradation/damage. We see how people and organizations can join forces through coalitions to support the struggles of local communities.
- Faithful Purchasing and the Global Sweatshop Economy
Faithful Purchasing and the Global Sweatshop Economy exposes the harsh reality of the global production line. While workers in many countries around the world, including the United States and Canada, work under brutal conditions, consumers and people of faith have joined their struggle to end sweatshops.
- View the video “Sweatfree Communities: Make Your Community Sweatfree” (9:45 minutes)
- Sweatshop Workshop Module [PDF]