CWM, in partnership with WCC and WCRC, launched the Zacchaeus Tax campaign as a side event at the United Nations (UN) High-level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals in New York recently. This global ecumenical campaign formed part of our New International Financial and Economic Architecture (NIFEA) process, and was modelled on the transformative story of the biblical character Zacchaeus. Besides offering faith-rooted and gender-just perspectives on taxation and reparations, it shared concrete proposals for corporate and wealth taxation, and social and ecological reparations to reduce inequality and urgently combat climate change.
Another aim was to engage churches to encourage national and international systems of taxation that reward work and redistribute gains, promote gender justice and ecological sustainability, and penalize public ills such as speculative, polluting and resource-depleting activities. For more info, download the press release here.