Why Should Christians Care about the G-8 Summit?

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Europe's fragile economy will top the agenda when eight of the world's most powerful leaders meet this weekend.

Initial plans were to meet in Chicago for the G8 Summit. Instead, the world leaders will gather at the presidential retreat in Camp David Friday and Saturday.

The United States, France, Britain, Italy, Germany, Canada, Japan, and Russia will be at the table. Foreign policy experts believe all eyes will be on France and Germany.

Campaign statements from France's new president, Francois Hollande, put him at odds with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on how to address Europe's economic crisis.

Adam Taylor, head of the advocacy group World Vision, says Christians should be more engaged in what takes place at this week's summit. Watch his comments on how the G-8 summit can make a difference on issues the church is fighting for.

"The focus is going to be on the global economy, obviously and the non-European members of the G8 wanting to know what the European Union members are doing to basically save the eurozone and avoid dipping back into negative growth situation," George Perkovich, foreign policy expert with Carnegie Endowment, said.

The White House has also invited African leaders from Ethiopia, Ghana, Benin, and Tanzania to discuss food security.

*Original broadcast May 17, 2012.

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