The upcoming G7 summit focuses on global economic issues and conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East. Pending international trade agreements and ongoing debt crises around the world will dominate the conversation.
"Debt, tax and trade issues will take center stage at this year's meeting," noted Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the religious development organization Jubilee USA Network. LeCompte was in Dresden, Germany, for last week's G7 Finance Ministers gathering. "It's right that economic stability is a priority on the agenda. Inequality and poverty drive conflict and instability around the world."
Prior to the summit, G7 Finance Ministers met in Dresden, Germany, to address debt and tax issues. During the finance minister meetings, Jubilee Germany organized a prayer service led by Dresden's religious leaders that German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble attended. The Dresden Catholic Bishop and leading Protestant Bishop called on the G7 to enact a global bankruptcy system for countries to address global
poverty and inequality.