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Salt 2018 Conference: #StandTogether: Friday 3rd October 9.30am-4.30pm, Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, London SW1H 9NH. Flyer

The Salt business network was established by Christian Aid in 2016 and to mark their 2nd Anniversary they will be holding their inaugural conference.  The network aims to support business leaders to reconsider the purpose and method of their work, in light of their faith and specifically help them explore the transformative effect their business can have both locally and globally.  The conference will provide an opportunity to listen to business leaders from a range of sectors and hear how they’re transforming business, communities and lives. Guest speakers will includes Lord Michael Hastings, Martin Rich, Paul Gerrard, Sophi Tranchell & David Connor.  The day will be a partnership event featuring workshops from a wide range of organisations including LICC, Faith in Business, Blueprint for better business, the Future Fit foundation, B-labs, Heartedge, & FiftyEight. Please join us to find out more about the Salt vision and learn how you can be supported and equipped to be a changemaker in whichever business God has called you to.  Book your place here or email salt@christian-aid.org to find out more.

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WEA Business Coalition Newsletter (Full)

Faith in Finance Consultation, July 21-22 

In advance of the Christian Economic Forum, the World Evangelical Alliance´s Business Coalition gathered a group of Christian financial leaders in St. Moritz/ Switzerland in order to strategise and discuss faith-based investment guidelines from an evangelical point of view.

Christian Economic Forum, July 22-24

This year’s topic at the Christian Economic Forum (CEF) was “Excellence in Everything” in line with Philippians 4:8 (ESV):
 

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is any worthy of praise, think about these things.”

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EgoTrip. 3. Forum Fokus Ethik

The third Forum of the Swiss “Forum Ethik” will be held on 30 and 31 Aug 2018 in Thun near Berne/Switzerland. The topic deals with the balance of selfinterest and interest of the other in business, economy, environment.. Programme attached. Forum is in German. See details

Forum Fokus Ethiks

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GAF is hiring! Programme Executive Investments (50-60%)

Geneva Agape Foundation is looking for a Programme Executive for values-driven investments, one of the three main programmes of GAF and also for projects in innovative philanthropy. The person works in Geneva/Switzerland in a small team in close cooperation directly with the Executive Director. 
Download the Job Description
Application deadline: 20 July
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“Religions in OBOR” research programme kicked off in Beijing, 31 May - 1 June 2018 

“Religions in OBOR” (RIO) is a new international research programme 2018-2022. The starting conference of RIO was held at and organized by the Academy of Religions at the well-known Minzu (Minorities) University in Beijing on 31 May and 1 June 2018. The project will cooperate with high-quality researchers and academic institutions in OBOR countries and around the globe. 

The RIO research programme is also a project of GAF

Read the media release here.

OBOR Beijing

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Be a Values-driven Entrepreneur in China - Pilgrimage and Training Trip to Europe, 20-31 May 2018

A group of SME entrepreneurs of Kingdom Business College KBC in China mixed with church leaders took part in the pilgrimage and training in Rome, Geneva, Taizé and Paris. The training trip was co-organized by KBC and GAF, whose goal is to strengthen the participants' personal faith as a Christian entrepreneur in China through discovering the roots of Christianity in Rome (Catholic), Geneva (Calvin), and Taizé (Christian/Ecumenical).

The encounters with Catholic clergies, protestant entrepreneurs/investors and the ecumenical community in Europe bring in lots of fresh perspectives to the participants. A ceremony of putting on aprons to symbolize Christian being servants took place in the worship service in WCC chapel, manifested the theme of the service 'Serve One Another Humbly in Love'.

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The worship service themed 'Serve One Another Humbly in Love', 25 May 2018, Ecumenical Chapel at WCC

KBC group 2018 

The group in front of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome