'Jesus Agenda' Inspires Christians to Combat Poverty

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Christian ministries are launching a series of videos aimed at inspiring churches to help end poverty. It's called The Jesus Agenda.

Compassion International, Christian Aid, and the Micah Challenge produced the videos that examine the Church worldwide and how it can play a larger part in helping the poor.

Rev Joel Edwards, the international director of Micah Challenge, is spearheading the project.

"Words and deeds truly belong together… the Good News straddles all of life. Social action, justice and human rights - once dirty words for many Christians - are now seen as integral to the gospel," he explained.

In Peru, Pastor Dario Rodriguez agreed, saying that Christians are increasingly recognizing their role as citizens by linking worship with everyday community involvement.

"God is the God of life," Rodriguez said. "God loves poor people. God loves justice."

Currently, an estimated 1.4 billion people worldwide suffer from extreme poverty.

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