Faithinvest newsletter no8.JPGFaithinvest and GAF Cooperation

and Geneva Agape Foundation confirmed their cooperation in various fields such as membership for FaithInvest among the broad GAF network, research on faith and investments and concrete investment projects. The partnership for the Geneva conference 2020 was very successful. FaithInvest is a promising global multi-faith network for faith-consistent investments of religious organisations and communities.


Board member.jpgNew GAF Board Members 
The GAF Board appointed three new board members. Jean-Pierre Sweerts, an international investor in water facility, Netherland/Kenya. Liu Bao Cheng, Professor of international business ethics, Beijing/China. And Cui Ruitong, student/London/Shenyang, China. More information about our new board members are available here


Davos - final.jpgWorld Economic Forum Side Events: SDG-consistent Investments
25+ carefully selected cities on all continents are committed to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals SDGs by 2030. Roland Schatz, Founder and CEO of the UNGSII Foundation and new President of GAF, offered a series of events during the WEF in Davos in January 2020 for further deepening the cooperation between cities and investors. GAF Director Christoph Stückelberger presented the GAF efforts to mobilize faith communities for the SDGs. 


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GAF Annual  Report and Accounts
GAF Annual Report 2019 will be available online and on paper in early April 2020. The Accounts show a balanced result, no deficit and no surplus.


Kingdom ConAct Conference in Hamburg/Germany will be from 24th-27th October.

  • The Kingdom ConAct Conference will interact actively with worldwide contributors. There are participants, speakers are leaders from global companies, from start-ups (up to 5 years), from churches, from business ministries and from investment & finance organizations.
  • The most recent and innovative models of “Church-linked Co-work Centers”, “Christian Incubators”, “Spiritual Investments” and “Kingdom Companies” will be discussed in order to rethink the relationship of business, church & investments and will highlight the major opportunities for a closer collaboration.
  • New campaigns and initiatives in terms of Kingdom Investments will get launched! 

Please get further details and get registered online at


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 to find out more.


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.”


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

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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.

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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

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