Friday, November 13, 2009

Ekklesia - A New Way of Thinking

Bankers are doing "God's work", says Goldman Sachs boss article link
By staff writers 10 Nov 2009

The chief executive of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein, has suggested that top bankers are doing “God's work”

His comments provoked an angry response from Church Action on Poverty (CAP), who declared themselves “puzzled and offended by the assertion that the continual creation of more wealth - concentrated in the hands of those who are already wealthy - is somehow 'God's work'”.

CAP spokesperson Liam Purcell insisted that, “When we read the Bible, we see a God who is on the side of the poor, and who offers a vision of a fairer, more just society. The big banks, on the other hand, have played a key role in widening the gap between rich and poor, exploiting and abandoning those who are in poverty.”

He told Ekklesia that “God's work is about sharing our resources more fairly, and building stronger communities."

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