The Economic Crisis and Poor People in ‘the South’
Rob van Drimmelen
I was born and raised in the Netherlands and studied monetary economics at the Free University in Amsterdam. In a previous professional incarnation, I worked in a bank in the USA, well before the present crisis… The mysterious ways of the Lord led me to the World Council of Churches where I worked, in different capacities, for almost 15 years. At present, I am serving as General Secretary of APRODEV, the association of 17 ecumenical development and humanitarian agencies in Europe.
Following what I learnt from the Reformed tradition about good sermons, I have divided my contribution into three parts:
- Why should we, as Christians and churches, be concerned about economic issues?
- What are the signs of the times? (Matt. 16:3)
- Interpreting the signs of the times (Romans 8:31)
In each part, I will try to focus on perspectives which pertain to realities in ‘the South’.Continue reading “The Economic Crisis and Poor People in ‘the South’”